The Spirit of Wisdom
Spirit and spirits
The following Scriptural passages are just about all the references that
are in the Bible concerning this subject. This vast collection of knowledge
is made available to us to learn from in the coming months and apply in
our lives, as the Holy Spirit leads each of us separately according to
the will of God.
Please don't wait for this writer to make a study or studies on the subject(s),
as this may be some while in coming.
May He bless you as you bless and thank Him for His love to you.
Direct references to the Holy Spirit are not particularly included in this
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth,
and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters
of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which
they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,
for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he
sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof:
and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret
them unto Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this
is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said
unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is
none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house,
and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne
will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have
set thee over all the land of Egypt.
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob
their father, And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he
is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted,
for he believed them not. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which
he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent
to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: And Israel said,
It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see
him before I die.
And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the
Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. Wherefore
say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring
you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out
of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with
great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be
to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which
bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring
you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am
the LORD. And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened
not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. And the LORD
spake unto Moses, saying, Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that
he let the children of Israel go out of his land. And Moses spake before
the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto
me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence
of Moses. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every
one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering
to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service,
and for the holy garments. And they came, both men and women, as many as
were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings,
and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered
an offering of gold unto the LORD.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards,
to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after
wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that
soul, and will cut him off from among his people. Sanctify yourselves therefore,
and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall
surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood
shall be upon them.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel,
and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against
him, And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her
husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no
witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; And the
spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she
be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous
of his wife, and she be not defiled: Then shall the man bring his wife
unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part
of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense
thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial,
bringing iniquity to remembrance. And the priest shall bring her near,
and set her before the LORD: And the priest shall take holy water in an
earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle
the priest shall take, and put it into the water: And the priest
shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and
put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy
offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth
the curse: And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the
woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to
uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from
this bitter water that causeth the curse: But if thou hast gone aside to
another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man
have lain with thee beside thine husband: Then the priest shall charge
the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman,
The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD
doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell; And this water that
causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to
swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them
out with the bitter water: And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter
water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall
enter into her, and become bitter. Then the priest shall take the
jealousy offering out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the offering
before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar: And the priest shall take
an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn
it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink
the water. And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall
come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against
her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her,
and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall
rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. And if the woman
be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive
And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders
of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers
over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that
they may stand there with thee. And I will come down and talk with thee
there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will
put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with
thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered
the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the
tabernacle. And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and
took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the
seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested
upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. But there remained two of
the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the
name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were
of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they
prophesied in the camp. And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and
said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son of Nun,
the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My
lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake?
would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the
LORD would put his spirit upon them!
Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the
greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt
even until now. And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with
the glory of the LORD. Because all those men which have seen my glory,
and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted
me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they
shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall
any of them that provoked me see it: But my servant Caleb, because he had
another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into
the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits
of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?
And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying, Let the LORD, the God of the spirits
of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, Which may go out before
them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and
which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep
which have no shepherd. And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua
the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand
upon him; And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation;
and give him a charge in their sight. And thou shalt put some of
thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel
may be obedient. And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall
ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD:
at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both
he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him
before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy
God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver
him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou
shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall
not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter
to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these
things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations
the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect
with the LORD thy God.
And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were
on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which
were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of
Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that
their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because
of the children of Israel.
When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel, Then God sent an evil
spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem
dealt treacherously with Abimelech: That the cruelty done to the
threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid
upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem,
which aided him in the killing of his brethren.
And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him:
and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were
upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed
from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth
his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said,
With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have
I slain a thousand men. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of
speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that
place Ramathlehi. And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and
said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant:
and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?
But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came
water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived:
wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi
unto this day. And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his
name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son
of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite: And he had two wives; the name
of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah
had children, but Hannah had no children. And this man went up out of his
city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh.
And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD,
were there. And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave
to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the
LORD had shut up her womb. And her adversary also provoked her sore, for
to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb. And as
he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she
provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat. Then said Elkanah her
husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and
why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?
So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk.
Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and
wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt
indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not
forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then
I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall
no razor come upon his head. And it came to pass, as she continued praying
before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth. Now Hannah, she spake in her
heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli
thought she had been drunken. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou
be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. And Hannah answered and said,
No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither
wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Count
not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of
my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto. Then Eli answered and said,
Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that
thou hast asked of him. And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in
thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance
was no more sad.
(1 Samuel 1:1-18)
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from
the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an
evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants,
which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning
player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from
God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well,
and bring him to me. Then answered one of the servants, and said,
Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning
in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in
matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him. Wherefore
Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which
is with the sheep. And Jesse took an ass laden with bread,
and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son
unto Saul. And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him
greatly; and he became his armourbearer. And Saul sent to Jesse, saying,
Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my
sight. And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon
Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed,
and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
(1 Samuel 16:14-23)
So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all
that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.
And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of
the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over
them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also
prophesied. And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they
prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and
they prophesied also. Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well
that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel
and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.
And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon
him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like
manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they
say, Is Saul also among the prophets?
(1 Samuel 19:18-24)
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in
Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar
spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. And the Philistines gathered
themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered
all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa. And when Saul saw the
host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.
And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither
by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. Then said Saul unto his servants,
Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and
enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a
woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself,
and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came
to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the
familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done,
how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards,
out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause
me to die? And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD
liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. Then said
the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman
spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the
woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. And he said
unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up;
and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was
Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And
Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against
me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets,
nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known
unto me what I shall do. Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask
of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent
the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even
to David: Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst
his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto
thee this day. Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into
the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons
be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into
the hand of the Philistines. Then Saul fell straightway all along on the
earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was
no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the
(1 Samuel 28:3-20)
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD,
even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for
asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire
of it; And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and
turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
(1 Chronicles 10:13-14)
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the
name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she came
to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and
very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon,
she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Solomon told her
all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which
he told her not. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom,
and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting
of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel,
and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of
the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, It
was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy
wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had
seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity
exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are
these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that
hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee,
to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for
ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
(1 Kings 10:1-9)
And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite
had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab
king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard,
that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto
my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or,
if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And
Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance
of my fathers unto thee. And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased
because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for
he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he
laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no
bread. But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy
spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread? And he said unto her, Because
I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard
for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another
vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard. And
Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel?
arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give
thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
(1 Kings 21:1-7)
So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go
against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him,
Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of
the king. And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee
that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of
the LORD? And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep
that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let
them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said
unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning
me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I
saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing
by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall
persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said
on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a
spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the
LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will
be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt
persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore,
behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy
prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. But Zedekiah the
son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which
way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
(1 Kings 22:15-24)
And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall
we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye
up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand. And the king
said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but
the truth to me in the name of the LORD? Then he said, I did see all Israel
scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD
said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man
to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did
I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?
Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting
upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand
and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of
Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying
after this manner, and another saying after that manner. Then there came
out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And
the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go out, and be a
lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said,
Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and
do even so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit
in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against
thee. Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon
the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak
unto thee? And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou
shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself. Then the king of Israel
said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city,
and to Joash the king's son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow
in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of
affliction, until I return in peace.
(2 Chronicles 18:14-26)
And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by
a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. And Elijah said
unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel.
And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy
soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. And the
sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and
said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from
thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD
hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. And the
sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said
unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy
head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent
me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy
soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. And fifty men
of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they
two stood by Jordan. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it
together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither,
so that they two went over on dry ground. And it came to pass, when they
were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee,
before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double
portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing:
nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it
shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came
to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared
a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and
Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and
he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen
thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and
rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell
from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took the
mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where
is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters,
they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. And when the sons
of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said,
The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and
bowed themselves to the ground before him.
(2 Kings 2:1-15)
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned
fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the
abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children
of Israel. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father
had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did
Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served
them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said,
In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of
heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he made his son
pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt
with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight
of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
(2 Kings 21:1-6)
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
fifty and five years in Jerusalem: But did that which was evil in
the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom
the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. For he built again
the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared
up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served them. Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof
the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. And he built
altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the
LORD. And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley
of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and
used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he
wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. And
he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God,
of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and
in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will
I put my name for ever: Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel
from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they
will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole
law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. So Manasseh
made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse
than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king
of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters,
and carried him to Babylon. And when he was in affliction, he besought
the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication,
and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew
that the LORD he was God. Now after this he built a wall without
the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the
entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it
up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities
of Judah. And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house
of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house
of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. And
he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings
and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.
Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet
unto the LORD their God only. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and
his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in
the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in
the book of the kings of Israel.
(2 Chronicles 33:1-18)
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the
LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. Surely
there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged
Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of
Judah; But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover
was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem. Moreover the workers with familiar
spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations
that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away,
that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book
that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. And like unto him
was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart,
and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law
of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
(2 Kings 23:21-25)
And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring
after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and
the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away,
even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and
brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto
(1 Chronicles 5:25-26)
And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye
be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you:
but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there
is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon,
and rebuke it. Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was
chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David,
and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and
peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David
received them, and made them captains of the band.
(1 Chronicles 12:17-18)
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him
with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all
hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou
seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast
thee off for ever. Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build
an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it. Then David gave
to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof,
and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of
the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, And the
pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of
the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the
house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
(1 Chronicles 28:9-12)
Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines,
and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians: And they came
up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that
was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that
there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years,
his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases.
And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
(2 Chronicles 21:16-19)
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD
by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit
of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his
kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king
of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the
earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which
is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his
God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah,
and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,)
which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where
he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with
gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for
the house of God that is in Jerusalem. Then rose up the chief of
the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with
all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house
of the LORD which is in Jerusalem. And all they that were
about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold,
with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that
was willingly offered. Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of
the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem,
and had put them in the house of his gods; Even those did Cyrus king of
Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered
them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness:
the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in
the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the
way wherein they should go. Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct
them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water
for their thirst. Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness,
so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their
feet swelled not. Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst
divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the
land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. Their children
also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into
the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they
should go in to possess it. So the children went in and possessed
the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the
Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the
people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. And they
took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods,
wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance:
so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves
in thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled
against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets
which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great
provocations. Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies,
who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto
thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold
mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their
enemies. But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore
leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion
over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them
from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto
thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments,
but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in
them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not
hear. Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them
by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest
thou them into the hand of the people of the lands. Nevertheless for thy
great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them;
for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little
thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth
on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It
stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was
before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his
maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged
with folly: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay,
whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before
the moth? They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever
without any regarding it. Doth not their excellency which is
in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
But Job answered and said, Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and
my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier
than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up. For the
arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh
up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any
taste in the white of an egg? The things that my soul refused to
touch are as my sorrowful meat. Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that
it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and
cut me off!
Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou
dost destroy me. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the
clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? Hast thou not poured me out
as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and
flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life
and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. And these things
hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee. If
I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will
I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words
go out of thy mouth? (Job 15:13)
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, Therefore do my thoughts
cause me to answer, and for this I make haste. I have heard the
check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to
answer. Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon
earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of
the hypocrite but for a moment? Though his excellency mount up to
the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; Yet he shall perish
for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is
But Job answered and said, How hast thou helped him that is without
power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? How
hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast
thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? To whom hast thou uttered
words? and whose spirit came from thee? Dead things are formed from
under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. Hell is naked before
him, and destruction hath no covering. He stretcheth out the north over
the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth
up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud
upon it. He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night
come to an end. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his
reproof. He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he
smiteth through the proud. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens;
his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. Lo, these are parts of
his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of
his power who can understand?
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, As God liveth, who
hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my
soul; All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is
in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
deceit. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove
mine integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let
it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. Let mine
enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when
God taketh away his soul?
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous
in his own eyes. Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel
the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because
he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends was
his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had
condemned Job. Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were
elder than he. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth
of these three men, then his wrath was kindled. And Elihu the son
of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are
very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty
giveth them understanding.
The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God,
that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that
he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man shall he render unto
him, and cause every man to find according to his ways. Yea, surely
God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Who
hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole
world? If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his
spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn
again unto dust.
*To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.* In thee, O LORD, do I put my
trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down
thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house
of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore
for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me out of the net that
they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. Into thine
hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
*A Psalm of David, Maschil.* Blessed is he whose transgression
is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is
the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there
is no guile.
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many
days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from
speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are
open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that
do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous
cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth
such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the
righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
*To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came
unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.* Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender
mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my
sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and
done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when
thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen
in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest
truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make
me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me,
and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that
the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from
my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors
thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness,
O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud
of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew
forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:
thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are
a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt
offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon
Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring
presents unto him that ought to be feared. He shall cut off the spirit
of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.
*To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.* I cried unto God
with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto
me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night,
and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and
was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou
holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have
considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance
my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made
diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable
no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail
for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut
up his tender mercies? Selah. And I said, This is my infirmity:
but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders
of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy
way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as
our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared
thy strength among the people. Thou hast with thine arm redeemed
thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their
children: That the generation to come might know them, even the
children which should be born; who should arise and declare
them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and
not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: And might not be
as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that
set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows,
turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and
refused to walk in his law;
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art
clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light
as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds
his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels
spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations
of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all:
the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea,
wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast
made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them
their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou
openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they
are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their
dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth. The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the
LORD shall rejoice in his works. He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth:
he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. I will sing unto the LORD as long
as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation
of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. Let the sinners be consumed
out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O
my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; Wondrous
works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. Therefore
he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before
him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: But murmured
in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. Therefore
he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in
the lands. They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices
of the dead. Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions:
and the plague brake in upon them. Then stood up Phinehas, and executed
judgment: and so the plague was stayed. And that was counted unto
him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. They angered him
also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their
sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with
*To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.* O LORD, thou hast searched me,
and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying
down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not
a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such
knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain
unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make
my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings
of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even
there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say,
Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about
me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the
day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For
thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous
are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance
was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written,
which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was
none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great
is the sum of them!
*Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.* I cried unto the
LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When
my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the
way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on
my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would
know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee,
O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the
land of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver
me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out
of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about;
for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
*A Psalm of David.* Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications:
in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter
not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living
be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my
life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those
that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
my heart within me is desolate. I remember the days of old; I meditate
on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands
unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me,
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy
lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know
the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver
me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to
do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead
me into the land of uprightness.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth
in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city
she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye
love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools
hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit
unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and
ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have
set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding
holdeth his peace. A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a
faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that
is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is
a breach in the spirit.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth
his way preserveth his soul. Pride goeth before destruction, and
an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble
spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that
handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD,
happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the
sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he
that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding
is of an excellent spirit.
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward
parts of the belly.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that
is broken down, and without walls.
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I gave my heart to
seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done
under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be
exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the
sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the
beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and
the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not
hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better
than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit;
neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no
discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that
are given to it.
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for
yielding pacifieth great offences.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how
the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so
thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and
fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and
the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth
to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: Or ever the silver
cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken
at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust
return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he
that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every
one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall
have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged
the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment,
and by the spirit of burning. And the LORD will create upon every dwelling
place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day,
and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall
be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime
from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto
their God? for the living to the dead?
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon
him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and
might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make
him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge
after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity
for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of
his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And
righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle
of his reins.
The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall
come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence,
and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the
Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against
his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and
kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst
thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to
the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived;
they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the
tribes thereof. The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:
and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man
staggereth in his vomit. Neither shall there be any work for Egypt,
which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do. In that day shall Egypt
be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking
of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. And the land
of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof
shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts,
which he hath determined against it.
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh
the path of the just. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we
waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and
to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night;
yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments
are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness:
in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the
majesty of the LORD.
In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a
diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, And for a spirit of judgment
to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the
battle to the gate.
And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground,
and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as
of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall
whisper out of the dust.
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but
not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the LORD hath
poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes:
the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision
of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which
men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee:
and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered
to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith,
I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw
near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but
have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught
by the precept of men:
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but
not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they
may add sin to sin:
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust
in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they
are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither
seek the LORD! Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will
not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers,
and against the help of them that work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are
men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD
shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that
is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea,
upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: Because the palaces
shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and
towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be
a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail,
none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit
it hath gathered them. And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand
hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from
generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it:
I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul. O Lord, by
these things men live, and in all these things is the life
of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD
bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven
with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and
weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed
the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him
in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the
way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up
the isles as a very little thing.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench:
he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged,
till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his
law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that
walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold
thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners
from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison
house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will
I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: Thus
saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which
will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom
I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods
upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing
upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass,
as willows by the water courses. One shall say, I am the LORD'S;
and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another
shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself
by the name of Israel. Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his
redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the
last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call,
and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the
ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them
shew unto them.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name
is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of
the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not
contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should
fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was
no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness,
it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an
helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance
for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. According to their
deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to
his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear
the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the
sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD
shall lift up a standard against him.
And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression
in Jacob, saith the LORD. As for me, this is my covenant with them,
saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which
I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of
the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the
LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed
me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of
the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year
of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD,
that he might be glorified.
But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to
be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he remembered the
days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is
he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock?
where is he that put his holy Spirit within him? That led them
by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before
them, to make himself an everlasting name? That led them through the deep,
as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? As
a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to
rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one
saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for
my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth
a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and
mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. And Sharon
shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds
to lie down in, for my people that have sought me. But ye are they
that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table
for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. Therefore
will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted
not. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat,
but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be
thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: Behold,
my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of
heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And ye shall leave your name
for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call
his servants by another name:
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is
my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where
is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand
made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this
man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a
contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare
in Zion the work of the LORD our God. Make bright the arrows; gather the
shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes:
for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is
the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of
Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of
the LORD was there upon him. And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came
out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness
was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber,
out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came
the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance;
they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every
one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole
of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled
like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a
man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces
and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned
not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness
of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion,
on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side;
they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces:
and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every
one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. And
they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they
went; and they turned not when they went. As for the likeness of
the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of
fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among
the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went
forth lightning. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance
of a flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one
wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The
appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour
of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their
work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they
went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when
they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;
and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when
the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living
creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever
the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go;
and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the
living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these
went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted
up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the
spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak
unto thee. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. And he said unto
me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious
nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed
against me, even unto this very day.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto
thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee
to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto
them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or
whether they will forbear. Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind
me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory
of the LORD from his place. I heard also the noise of the wings
of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the
wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing. So the spirit
lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of
my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of
the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar:
and I fell on my face. Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon
my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine
house. But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee,
and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And
I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt
be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious
house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt
say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear;
and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious
And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the
fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders
of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.
Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance
of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the
appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the
form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted
me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of
God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the
north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh
to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me,
Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted
up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate
of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto
me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations
that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from
my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater
abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked,
behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in
the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said
unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So
I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable
beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall
round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of
the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of
Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense
went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients
of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his
imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the
earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt
see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of
the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold,
there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen
this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see
greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court
of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD,
between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men,
with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward
the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto
me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the
house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here?
for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke
me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will
I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity:
and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not
Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of
the LORD'S house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the
gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and
Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people. Then said he unto me,
Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked
counsel in this city: Which say, It is not near; let us build houses:
this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh. Therefore
prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man. And the Spirit of the LORD
fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye
said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind,
every one of them.
And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that
I saw by the river of Chebar. And when the cherubims went, the wheels went
by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from
the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them. When they
stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted
up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the
people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered,
and I will give you the land of Israel. And they shall come thither, and
they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations
thereof from thence. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new
spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh,
and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes,
and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and
I will be their God.
Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit
of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had
seen went up from me. Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things
that the LORD had shewed me.
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against
the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy
out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have
seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house
of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. They have seen
vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath
not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would
confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken
a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I
have not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken
vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith
the Lord GOD.
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face
toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and
prophesy against the land of Israel, And say to the land of Israel, Thus
saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my
sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the
wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the
wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all
flesh from the south to the north: That all flesh may know that I the LORD
have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins;
and with bitterness sigh before their eyes. And it shall be, when they
say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the
tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall
be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as
water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord
But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned
among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of
Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the
heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was
profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,
when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you
from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring
you into your own land. ¶ Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you,
and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,
will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit
will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit
within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my
judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave
to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will
also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn,
and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. And I will multiply the
fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive
no more reproach of famine among the heathen. Then shall ye remember your
own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe
yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the
LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full
of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there
were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered,
O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones,
and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith
the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into
you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring
up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and
ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied
as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold
a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld,
lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them
above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy
unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain,
that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath
came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding
And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw,
even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the
city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river
Chebar; and I fell upon my face. And the glory of the LORD came into the
house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold,
the glory of the LORD filled the house. And I heard him speaking
unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me. And he said unto me,
Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet,
where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and
my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither
they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their
kings in their high places. In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds,
and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have
even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed:
wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger. Now let them put away their
whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell
in the midst of them for ever.
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed
dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and
the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they
came and stood before the king. And the king said unto them, I have dreamed
a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. Then spake the Chaldeans
to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream,
and we will shew the interpretation. The king answered and said to the
Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me
the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces,
and your houses shall be made a dunghill. But if ye shew the dream, and
the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and
great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream,
and we will shew the interpretation of it. The king answered and said,
I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing
is gone from me. But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there
is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words
to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream,
and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof. The Chaldeans
answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that
can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor
ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or
Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that
dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. I thought it good
to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders!
his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is
from generation to generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house,
and flourishing in my palace: I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the
thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. Therefore
made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me,
that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream. Then
came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers:
and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the
interpretation thereof. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose
name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom
is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream,
saying, O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know
that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth
thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation
Now the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords,
came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king,
live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance
be changed: There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit
of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding
and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king
Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master
of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers; Forasmuch
as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting
of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were
found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel
be called, and he will shew the interpretation. Then was Daniel brought
in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art
thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of
Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry? I have even heard
of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that
light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee. And now
the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that
they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation
thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing: And I
have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve
doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation
thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of
gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom. Then
Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself,
and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king,
and make known to him the interpretation.
I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the
visions of my head troubled me.
For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and
shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. My people ask counsel
at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of
whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring
from under their God. They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and
burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the
shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom,
and your spouses shall commit adultery.
Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear,
O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have
been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. And the revolters
are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of
them all. I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim,
thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. They will not frame
their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is
in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD. And the pride of
Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall
in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel
shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is
mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred. The watchman
of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare
of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah:
therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit
upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old
men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon
the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire,
and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon
into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And
it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall
O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD
straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him
that walketh uprightly? Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy:
ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as
men averse from war. The women of my people have ye cast out from their
pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because
it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will
prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet
of this people.
Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that
bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their
mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be
unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you,
that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets,
and the day shall be dark over them. Then shall the seers be ashamed, and
the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there
is no answer of God. But truly I am full of power by the spirit of
the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression,
and to Israel his sin. Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of
Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert
Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the
high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the
LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their
God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD. Then spake Haggai
the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am
with you, saith the LORD. And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son
of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the
people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their
Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua,
son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land,
saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:
According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out
of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. For thus saith
the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake
the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I
will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I
will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is
mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of
this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of
hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that
is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said,
I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl
upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the
seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees
by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the
left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked
with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked
with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And
I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is
the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power,
but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Who art thou, O great
mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall
bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying,
Grace, grace unto it. Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands
shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent
me unto you.
And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came
four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were
mountains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in
the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses;
and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said
unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? And
the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits
of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the
earth. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north
country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward
the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might
walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to
and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.
Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go
toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying, Thus speaketh the
LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions
every man to his brother: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless,
the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his
brother in your heart. But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the
shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they
made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the
law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the
former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts. Therefore
it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so
they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts: But I scattered
them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the
land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned:
for they laid the pleasant land desolate.
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth
forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth
the spirit of man within him.
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among
the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all
the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem
shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. The
LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house
of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves
against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the
house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before
them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to
destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon
the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of
grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have
pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only
son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness
for his firstborn.
In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. And it shall
come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut
off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered:
and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee
and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously:
yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did
not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one?
That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and
let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the LORD,
the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth
violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed
to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest
thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer
it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway
out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw
the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo
a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid,
and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and
she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought
unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits
with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities,
and bare our sicknesses.
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them
power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all
manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings
for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they
deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall
be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that
speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother
shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the
children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to
be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city
or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out
Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them
out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub,
and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. And he called them
unto him, and said unto them in parables, How
can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that
kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house
cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he
cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man's house,
and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then
he will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven
unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness,
but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath
an unclean spirit.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three
nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and
three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented
at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
here. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is
here. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through
dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return
into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven
other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there:
and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so
shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided
against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how
shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through
Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons
cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with
the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come
upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in
peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him,
he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his
spoils. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not
with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh
through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return
unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it
swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other
spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and
the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Here are the KJV cross references to the bold type above:
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the
knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
(2 Peter 2:20)
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the
sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled,
saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is
I; be not afraid.
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a
spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately
he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good
cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What
think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They
say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them,
How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto
my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able
to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth
ask him any more questions.
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying,
O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass
from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And
he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter,
What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch
and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that,
if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba,
Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from
me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh,
and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon,
sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest
ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried
out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus
of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the
Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold
thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had
torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves,
saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with
authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned
within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason
ye these things in your hearts?
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because
of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many;
insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried,
saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly charged them that they
should not make him known.
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of
the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there
met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his
dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains
had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither
could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the
mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But
when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a
loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son
of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For
he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou
unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is
thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for
we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away
out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great
herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us
into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them
leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and
the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about
two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. And they that fed the swine
fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went
out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him
that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed,
and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And they that saw it
told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also
concerning the swine.
And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against
Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city
a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither
abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried
out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I
to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee,
torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of
the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains
and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into
the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What
is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered
into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out
into the deep.
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon
a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their
unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. And he called
unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two;
and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon,
and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he
could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had
an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman
was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would
cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let
the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's
bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and
said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's
crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go
thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was
come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid
upon the bed.
And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of
him a sign from heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit,
and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a
sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about
them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people,
when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted
him. And he asked the scribes, What question ye with
them? And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have
brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he
taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth,
and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him
out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O
faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer
you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when
he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground,
and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How
long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy
him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things
are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father
of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou
mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he
rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou
dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more
into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came
out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when
he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could
not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This
kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from
the hill, much people met him. And, behold, a man of the company cried
out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only
child. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it
teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from
him. And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son
hither. And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and
tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child,
and delivered him again to his father.
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right
side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was
troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not,
Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee
a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness;
and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight
of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall
be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of
the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall
go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the
fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just;
to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And Zacharias said unto the
angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well
stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel,
that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and
to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not
able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because
thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced
in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:
for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For
he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his
name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to
generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the
proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from
their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the
hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath
holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake
to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied,
saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and
redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in
the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our
enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised
to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware
to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered
out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness
and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child,
shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the
face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto
his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of
our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light
to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide
our feet into the way of peace. And the child grew, and waxed strong in
spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation
of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him
by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the
Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the
parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the
law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord,
now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For
mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the
face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe
of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years
from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four
years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings
and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise
unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption
in Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things according to the law
of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. And
the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the
grace of God was upon him.
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led
by the Spirit into the wilderness,
And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean
devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what
have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to
destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked
him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and
hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying,
What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth
the unclean spirits, and they come out. And the fame of him went out into
every place of the country round about.
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of
his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem,
and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to
be healed of their diseases; And they that were vexed with unclean spirits:
and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for
there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them
to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto
thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? And
in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues,
and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way,
and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see,
the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
to the poor the gospel is preached. And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village,
preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve
were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil
spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven
devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and
many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue:
and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into
his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and
she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. And a woman having
an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians,
neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And
Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied,
Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee
and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said,
Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue
is gone out of me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid,
she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him
before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was
healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter,
be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's
house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear
not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came
into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and
John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed
her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying,
Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and
she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received
up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers
before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans,
to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was
as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John
saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come
down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and
rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives,
but to save them. And they went to another village.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I
beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power
to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice
not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because
your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in
spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of
heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good
in thy sight.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen
years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight,
and glorified God.
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the
earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the
temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice,
he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit:
and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith
unto them, Peace be unto you. But they
were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why
do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it
is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,
as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his
hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
And he took it, and did eat before them.
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that
thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born
when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and
be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said
unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and
thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and
whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour
cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship
the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation
is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh
such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give
us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and
drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh
my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For
my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my
flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living
Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even
he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not
as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread
shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he
taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard
this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus
knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them,
Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend
up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they
are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus
knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should
betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you,
that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at
his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had
not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping
which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said,
Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them
said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused
that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning
in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha,
the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he
stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her,
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe,
thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone
from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his
eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast
heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people
which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent
me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,
Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand
and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.
Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and
said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of
you shall betray me.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray
the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide
with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him;
for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall
know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that
hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will
manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord,
how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me,
he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto
him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my
sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which
sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present
with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things
to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send
unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth
from the Father, he shall testify of me:
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to
it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles'
feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie
to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it
not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart?
thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words
fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that
heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried
him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three
hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter
answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she
said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have
agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them
which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee
out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost:
and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her
forth, buried her by her husband.
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among
the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And
of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified
them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of
men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets,
and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow
of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude
out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks,
and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran
upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned
him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's
feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God,
and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried
with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he
had said this, he fell asleep.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which
Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean
spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with
them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
And there was great joy in that city. But there was a certain man, called
Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the
people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom
they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is
the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long
time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip
preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus
Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed
also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered,
beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward
the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which
is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch
of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge
of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning,
and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said
unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran
thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some
man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit
with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led
as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so
opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away:
and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh
the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened
his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and
the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And
he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And
he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the
water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were
come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that
the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip
was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities,
till he came to Caesarea.
While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three
men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting
nothing: for I have sent them.
And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six
brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: And he shewed
us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him,
Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; Who shall
tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. And as
I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized
with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Forasmuch then
as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on
the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And there
stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there
should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in
the days of Claudius Caesar. Then the disciples, every man according to
his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in
Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of
Barnabas and Saul.
Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and
were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they
were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered
them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeared
to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying,
Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision,
immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that
the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with
a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants
of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this
did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit,
I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came
out the same hour.
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him,
when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in
the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market
daily with them that met with him.
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed
in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment,
and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am
clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he departed thence,
and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one
that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus,
the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house;
and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Then spake
the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and
hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to
hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. And he continued there
a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and
mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the
way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently
the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began
to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard,
they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his
body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases
departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over
them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure
you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one
Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil
spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them,
and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and
wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at
Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. After these things were
ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia
and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must
also see Rome.
And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first
day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all
seasons, Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears,
and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: And
how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed
you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying
both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith
toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit
unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save
that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions
abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry,
which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace
And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set
forth. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand,
and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade
her burden. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said
to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came
unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist,
which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same man
had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. And as we tarried there
many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own
hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews
at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him
into the hands of the Gentiles. And when we heard these things, both we,
and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul
answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready
not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the
Lord Jesus. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The
will of the Lord be done.
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other
Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a
Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead
I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension
between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor
spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. And there arose a great cry: and
the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove,
saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken
to him, let us not fight against God.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated
unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in
the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was
made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be
the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the
resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship,
for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom
are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved
of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our
Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus
Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his
Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift,
to the end ye may be established;
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision,
which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly;
and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and
not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body
of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who
is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For
when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law,
did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are
delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should
serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law
of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of
sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through
the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and
for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally
minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and
peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is
not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that
are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in
the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man
have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be
in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is
life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up
Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead
shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the
flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many
as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have
not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received
the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself
beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if
children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so
be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For
the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of
the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly,
but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because
the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the
whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but
hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope
for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience
wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for
we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself
maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And
he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will
of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the
election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is
written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should
not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David
saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock,
and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not
see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that
they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation
is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is
your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through
the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of
himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according
as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many
members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being
many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having
then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether
prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth,
on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let
him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly
affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one
another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them
which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise
in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in
you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,
but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is
mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed
him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals
of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some
sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me
of God, That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles,
ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might
be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. I have therefore whereof
I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not
wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through
mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from
Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel
of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ
was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it
is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that
have not heard shall understand.
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution
for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily;
and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers
of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for
the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your
prayers to God for me; That I may be delivered from them that do not believe
in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be
accepted of the saints; That I may come unto you with joy by the will of
God, and may with you be refreshed. Now the God of peace be with
you all. Amen.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered
into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that
love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for
the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what
man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?
even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we
have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of
God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,
yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the
Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
(1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto
carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk,
and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither
yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is
among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk
as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of
Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos,
but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
(1 Corinthians 3:1-6)
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of
God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God
destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
(1 Corinthians 3:16-17)
Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come
to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them
which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not
in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod,
or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
(1 Corinthians 4:18-21)
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and
such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one
should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather
mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among
you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged
already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done
this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together,
and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such
an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may
be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(1 Corinthians 5:1-5)
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom
of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of
our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient:
all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power
of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy
both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the
Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord,
and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies
are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and
make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not
that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall
be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication.
Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth
fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body
is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of
God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-20)
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for
the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he
that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may
please his wife. There is difference also between a wife
and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that
she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth
for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And
this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you,
but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without
(1 Corinthians 7:32-35)
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her
husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only
in the Lord. But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and
I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
(1 Corinthians 7:39-40)
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all
our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were
all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the
same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they
drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown
in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we
should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
(1 Corinthians 10:1-6)
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even
as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking
by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can
say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities
of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations,
but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the
same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit
is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit
the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by
the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy;
to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues;
to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one
and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For
as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that
one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one
Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or
Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to
drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
(1 Corinthians 12:1-14)
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that
ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh
not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit
in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto
men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
(1 Corinthians 14:1-3)
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek
that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. Wherefore let him that
speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. For if
I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding
is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will
pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will
sing with the understanding also. Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit,
how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving
of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? For thou verily
givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God, I speak
with tongues more than ye all:
(1 Corinthians 14:12-18)
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any
thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his
peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all
may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all
churches of the saints.
(1 Corinthians 14:29-33)
What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any
man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that
the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
(1 Corinthians 14:36-37)
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and
another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another
star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown
in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it
is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is
sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man
Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening
spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that
which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man
is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from
heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy:
and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image
of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible
shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed
up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is
thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin
is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
(1 Corinthians 15:41-58)
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the
firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to
the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to
every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the
coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking
on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and
yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia
salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the
church that is in their house.
(1 Corinthians 16:15-19)
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is
God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our
hearts. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you
I came not as yet unto Corinth. Not for that we have dominion over your
faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
(2 Corinthians 1:21-24)
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether
ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive
also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your
sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get
an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. Furthermore,
when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened
unto me of the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus
my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,
and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For
we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in
them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death;
and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient
for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
(2 Corinthians 2:9-17)
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch
as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered
by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not
in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have
we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves
to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter,
but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones,
was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold
the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory
was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather
glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much
more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
(2 Corinthians 3:2-9)
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass
the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
(2 Corinthians 3:15-18)
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the
life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live
are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us,
but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and
therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise
up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things
are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving
of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but
though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day
by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for
us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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 4:10-18)
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not
for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might
be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing
is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore
we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in
the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether
present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
(2 Corinthians 5:4-9)
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves
from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the
fear of God.
(2 Corinthians 7:1)
Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more
joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you
(2 Corinthians 7:13)
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you
to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his
subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is
in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have
not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not
received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well
bear with him. For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest
apostles. But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge;
but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
(2 Corinthians 11:2-6)
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and
revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago,
(whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot
tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew
such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I
glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though
I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth:
but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which
he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should
be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there
was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet
me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
(2 Corinthians 12:1-7)
I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a
gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in
the same steps?
(2 Corinthians 12:18)
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the
truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified
among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the
works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having
begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered
so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that
ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth
he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God
hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was
born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision;
but faith which worketh by love.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty
for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the
law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed
that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in
the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh
lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these
are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that
ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now
the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders,
drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified
the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let
us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking
one another, envying one another.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore
such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also
be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall
he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according
to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in
times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by
the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath
broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished
in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained
in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making
peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which
were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers
and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household
of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the
building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If
ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me
to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery;
(as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand
my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made
known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles
and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and
of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created
all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities
and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by
the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations
for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth
is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ
may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in
love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which
passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be
glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body,
and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One
Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you all.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk
not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that
is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling
have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have
heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That
ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your
mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness
and true holiness.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all
things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting
yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the
wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take
unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all,
taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the
fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance
and supplication for all saints;
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are
much more bold to speak the word without fear. Some indeed preach Christ
even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ
of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth,
Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. For
I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the
supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation
and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that
with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified
in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live
is Christ, and to die is gain.
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that
whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs,
that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the
faith of the gospel;
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort
of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil
ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of
one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife
or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than
themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion
as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given
him a name which is above every name:
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we
are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ
Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which
ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in
heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth
forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of
it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras
our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; Who
also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to
desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For
though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying
and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts
to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the
name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have
forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness,
but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but
God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
(1 Thessalonians 4:6-8)
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also
ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you,
and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very
highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded,
support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render
evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good,
both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without
ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance
of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also
will do it.
(1 Thessalonians 5:11-24)
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and
by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in
mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as
from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by
any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling
away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself
that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told
you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed
in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who
now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then
shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit
of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even
him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness
in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed
not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to
give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because
God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification
of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
(2 Thessalonians 2:1-13)
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest
in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the
Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
(1 Timothy 3:16)
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with
a hot iron;
(1 Timothy 4:1-2)
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till
I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect
not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the
laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give
thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed
unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this
thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
(1 Timothy 4:12-16)
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given
us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his
prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according
to the power of God;
(2 Timothy 1:6-8)
The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
(2 Timothy 4:22)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto
the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also
he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the
express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his
power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand
of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he
hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto
which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have
I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be
to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the
world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the
angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame
of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is
for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until
I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits,
sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest
in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes
of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest,
that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast
our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like
as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the
throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater
and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of
this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own
blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption
for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of
an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works
to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new
testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions
that were under the first testament, they which are called might
receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful
looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who
hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the
covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite
unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth
unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge
his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son
is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement,
whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore
we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave
them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the
Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us
after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we
might be partakers of his holiness.
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general
assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and
to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And
to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling,
that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the
world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world
is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The
spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore
he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout
Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Elect according to the
foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit,
unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto
you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten
us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
(1 Peter 1:1-3)
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not,
yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving
the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching
what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did
signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the
glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you
by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent
down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Wherefore
gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace
that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
(1 Peter 1:8-13)
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received
by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained
before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times
for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead,
and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye
have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned
love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart
fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
(1 Peter 1:18-23)
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and
envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk
of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the
Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone,
disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also,
as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to
offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
(1 Peter 2:1-5)
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the
hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it
be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even
the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God
of great price.
(1 Peter 3:3-4)
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that
he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened
by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited
in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is,
eight souls were saved by water.
(1 Peter 3:18-20)
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same
excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to
him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was
the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged
according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
(1 Peter 4:4-6)
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the
spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken
of, but on your part he is glorified.
(1 Peter 4:14)
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments,
and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment,
That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments
dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us,
by the Spirit which he hath given us.
(1 John 3:22-24)
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are
of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit
of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now
already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome
them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world
heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is
not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the
spirit of error.
(1 John 4:1-6)
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given
us of his Spirit.
(1 John 4:13)
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every
one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh
the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even
our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that
Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even
Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the
Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are
three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth,
the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this
is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
(1 John 5:1-9)
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles
of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers
in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These
be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye,
beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the
Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of
our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you,
and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and
from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the
dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in
the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called
Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was
in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as
of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first
and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it
unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna,
and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia,
and unto Laodicea.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the
tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may
be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto
death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall
not be hurt of the second death.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the
hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name
written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto
the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them
with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to
shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning
star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven
stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not
defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they
are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;
and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess
his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear,
let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou
hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar
in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write
upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which
is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and
I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous
therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man
hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with
him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me
in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in
his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and
the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking
with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which
must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a
throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices:
and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which
are the seven Spirits of God.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the
book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep
not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed
to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and,
lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst
of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the
earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that
sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and
four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one
of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy
a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before
the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out
of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them,
he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that
it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to
turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as
they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast
that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and
shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie
in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and
Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds
and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half,
and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that
dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall
send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that
dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life
from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear
fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven
saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud;
and their enemies beheld them.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;
and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east
might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come
out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and
out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils,
working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and
of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked
with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment
of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of
the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth
have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me
away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet
coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten
horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked
with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand
full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead
was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood
of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw
her, I wondered with great admiration.
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having
great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily
with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and
is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit,
and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk
of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth
have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are
waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou
do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the
testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials
full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither,
I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in
the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city,
the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory
of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even
like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you
these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David,
and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride
say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst
come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.