Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am
thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41 :10
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22
He hath shewed thee, 0 man, what is good; and what doth the LORD
require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God? Micah 6:8
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
I Timothy 1 :15
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am
meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall
go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly.
11 I am the goad shepherd: the good shepherd giveth
his life for the sheep. John 10:9-11
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father‘s house are many mansions: if
it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare
a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye
may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all
the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus
our LORD. Romans 8:35—39
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth
the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate
in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown;
but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight
I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it
into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others,
I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:24—27
PEACE OF GOD
4 Rejoice in the LORD alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The LORD
is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things
are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if
there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was
set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their‘s
is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they
shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall
be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for
righteousness‘ sake: for their‘s is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you
falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is
your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have
lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set
on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under
a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are
in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may
see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of
the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They
have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the
heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father
knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which
art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as
it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you:
1 5 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither
will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:5-12
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall
eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put
on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither
do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit
unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the
lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,
which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he
not much more clothe you, 0 ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we
eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the
morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the
day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:25—34
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father,
Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And
he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered
all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted
his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty
famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that
country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the
husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired
servants of my father‘s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto
him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make
me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he
was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran,
and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth
the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand,
and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it;
and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he
was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Luke 15:11—24
PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that
they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one
a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust,
adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift
up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast,
saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall
be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke
SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he
that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come
into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their
deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that
his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity,
I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy,
and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all
faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the
poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity,
it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her
own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth
all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be
prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall
cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that
which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood
as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then
face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these is charity. I Corinthians
THE ARMOUR OF
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of his
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication
in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me,
that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein
I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:10-20
HIGH CALLING OF GOD
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but
loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my LORD: for
whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but
dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness,
which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection
of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were
already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for
which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which
are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:7—14
REWARD OF LOYALTY
43 And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature,,
taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns,
and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.
44 So I asked the angel, and said, Sir, what are these?
45 He answered and said unto me, These be they that
have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed
the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.
46 Then said I unto the angel, What young person is
it that crowneth them, and giveth them palms in their hands?
47 So he answered and said unto me, It is the Son of
God, whom they have confessed in the world. Then began I greatly to commend
them that stood so stiffly for the name of the LORD.
48 Then the angel said unto me, Go thy way, and tell
my people what manner of things, and how great wonders of the LORD thy
God, thou hast seen. II Esdras 2:43—48
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth,
that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be
swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity
of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is
able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer,
he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and
straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 For whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty,
and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but
a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth
not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man‘s religion
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father
is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and
to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:16-27
THE VISION OF THE
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to
our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne,
and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the
throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and
thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God
for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me,
What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said
to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed
their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and
serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne
shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne
shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:
and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation