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.The Bible refers to one of two closely related religious texts central to Judaism and Christianity—the Hebrew or Christian sacred scriptures respectively.^ Eusebius relates of one who made a jest of Scripture, and God struck him with frenzy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eusebius relates of one Narcissus, a man famous for piety, who was accused by two false witnesses of unchastity.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

The Hebrew Bible, composed between the 14th and 5th centuries BCE, is the main source for the history of ancient Israel. The five books of the Torah comprise the origins of the Israelite nation and its covenant with God. The Prophets consist of prophetic and ethical teachings, as well as the historic account of Israel. The Writings such as Psalms and Job are poetic and philosophical works. .Israelite historians presented a picture of the ancient nation based on information that they viewed as historically accurate.^ The Papists say they worship God by the image; which is a great absurdity, for if it be absurd to fall down to the picture of a king when the king himself is present, much more to bow down to the image of God when God himself is present.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Like modern historians, Hebrew writers provided historical explanations or background information of the events they describe (e.g., 1 Sam. .28:3, 1 Kings 18:3b, 2 Kings 9:14b-15a, 13:5-6, 15:12, 17:7-23).^ Kings 18: 12 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Neh 13: 15, 17 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[1]
Judaism recognizes a single set of canonical books known as the Tanakh, also called Hebrew Bible, traditionally divided into three parts: the Torah ("teaching" or "law"), the Nevi'im ("prophets"), and the Ketuvim ("writings").
The Bible as used by Christians adopted the Jewish, or Hebrew Bible into its canon, classifying it as the "Old Testament". Soon after the establishment of Christianity in the first century, Church fathers compiled Gospel accounts, and letters of apostles into a Christian Bible, in addition to the adopted Jewish Bible. This became known as the New Testament. The two together are referred to as "The Bible" by Christians. The canonical composition of the Jewish Bible is in dispute between Christian groups: Protestants hold only the books of the Hebrew Bible to be canonical; Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox additionally consider the deuterocanonical books, a group of Jewish books, to be canonical. The New Testament is comprised of the Gospels ("good news"), the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles (letters), and the Book of Revelation.
.The term "bible" is sometimes used to refer to any central text of a religion, or a comprehensive guidebook on a particular subject.^ McClellan is said to have often used Edwin M. Stanton 's term the "original gorilla" in referring to Lincoln.
  • Abraham Lincoln - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The use of the Bible was to furnish proof texts for the theologians of the Church, and the doctrines of the Church as expressed in the Creeds were the necessary and sufficient object of faith.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His writings became footnotes of the 'Schoefield reference Bible' and exported from England to America where they became the text book for all Protestant Seminaries and Colleges.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]

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Etymology

An American family Bible dating to 1859 A.D.
.According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible[2] is from the Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin, as used in the phrase biblia sacra ("holy book"—"In the Latin of the Middle Ages, the neuter plural for Biblia (gen.^ The third way to escape the wrath and curse of God, and obtain the benefit of redemption by Christ, is the diligent use of ordinances, in particular, the word, sacraments, and prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Felix, an officer of Julia, seeing the holy vessels which were used in the sacrament, said, in scorn of Christ, See what precious vessels the Son of Mary is served withal.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

bibliorum) gradually came to be regarded as a feminine singular noun (biblia, gen. bibliae in which singular form the word has passed into the languages of the Western world.")[3] This stemmed from the Greek term τὰ βιβλία τὰ ἅγια (ta biblia ta hagia), "the holy books", which derived from βιβλίον (biblion),[4] "paper" or "scroll," the ordinary word for "book", which was originally a diminutive of βύβλος (byblos, "Egyptian papyrus"), possibly so called from the name of the Phoenician port Byblos (also known as Gebal) from whence Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece.
The Greek phrase Ta biblia (lit. "little papyrus books")[5] was "an expression Hellenistic Jews used to describe their sacred books several centuries before the time of Jesus,"[6] and would have referred to the Septuagint.[7] The Online Etymology Dictionary states, "The Christian scripture was referred to in Greek as Ta Biblia as early as c.223."[2]

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The Tanakh (Hebrew: תנ"ך) consists of 24 books. Tanakh is an acronym for the three parts of the Hebrew Bible: the Torah ("Teaching/Law" also known as the Pentateuch), Nevi'im ("Prophets"), and Ketuvim ("Writings," or Hagiographa), and is used commonly by Jews but unfamiliar to many English speakers and others (Alexander 1999, p. 17). (See Table of books of Judeo-Christian Scripture.)

Torah

The Torah, or "Instruction," is also known as the "Five Books" of Moses, thus Chumash from Hebrew meaning "fivesome," and Pentateuch from Greek meaning "five scroll-cases."
The Torah comprises the following five books:
  1. Genesis, Ge—Bereshit (בראשית)
  2. Exodus, Ex—Shemot (שמות)
  3. Leviticus, Le—Vayikra (ויקרא)
  4. Numbers, Nu—Bamidbar (במדבר)
  5. Deuteronomy, Dt—Devarim (דברים)
The Hebrew book titles come from some of the first words in the respective texts.
The Torah focuses on three moments in the changing relationship between God and people. .The first eleven chapters of Genesis provide accounts of the creation (or ordering) of the world, and the history of God's early relationship with humanity.^ The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Faith believes that God will provide; that he who feeds the birds will feed his children; that he who clothes the lilies will clothe his lambs; and thus faith overcomes the world.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The order and harmony in the world, the constant and uniform government of all things, is a clear argument that there is but one Omnipotent, one God that rules all.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The remaining thirty-nine chapters of Genesis provide an account of God's covenant with the Hebrew patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (also called Israel), and Jacob's children (the "Children of Israel"), especially Joseph.^ See the merciful providence of God to his children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, it is true that God has bid us take pains in our calling, but not to hurt our neighbour; he has bid us provide for a family, but not by oppression.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.It tells of how God commanded Abraham to leave his family and home in the city of Ur, eventually to settle in the land of Canaan, and how the Children of Israel later moved to Egypt.^ How shall we keep Gods commandments?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You are careful to leave your children a portion: leave the oracles of heaven with them; instruct them in the law of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How then does God say, he will visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The remaining four books of the Torah tell the story of Moses, who lived hundreds of years after the patriarchs.^ It was a great favour of God to Moses that, though he was a hundred and twenty years old, he needed no spectacles: His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

His story coincides with the story of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Ancient Egypt, to the renewal of their covenant with God at Mount Sinai, and their wanderings in the desert until a new generation would be ready to enter the land of Canaan. The Torah ends with the death of Moses.
.The Torah contains the commandments, of God, revealed at Mount Sinai (although there is some debate amongst Jewish scholars as to whether this was written down completely in one moment, or if it was spread out during the 40 years in the wandering in the desert).^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Truth, for God spake it; and goodness, for there is nothing the commandment enjoins, but it is for our good.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Every commandment has jus divinum, the same stamp of divine authority upon it; and if I obey one precept because God commands, by the same reason I must obey all.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

These commandments provide the basis for Halakha (Jewish religious law). Tradition states that the number of these is equal to 613 Mitzvot or 613 commandments. There is some dispute as to how to divide these up (mainly between the Ramban and Rambam).
The Torah is divided into fifty-four portions which are read on successive Sabbaths in Jewish liturgy, from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Deuteronomy. The cycle ends and recommences at the end of Sukkot, which is called Simchat Torah.

Nevi'im

The Nevi'im, or "Prophets," tell the story of the rise of the Hebrew monarchy, its division into two kingdoms, and the prophets who, in God's name, warned the kings and the Children of Israel about the punishment of God. It ends with the conquest of the Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians and the conquest of the Kingdom of Judah by the Babylonians, and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Portions of the prophetic books are read by Jews on the Sabbath (Shabbat). The Book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur.
According to Jewish tradition, Nevi'im is divided into eight books. .Contemporary translations subdivide these into twenty-one books.^ These two sacraments are sufficient; the one signifying our entrance into Christ, and the other, our growth and perseverance in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

The Nevi'im comprise the following eight books:
  • 6. Joshua, Js—Yehoshua (יהושע)
  • 7. Judges, Jg—Shoftim (שופטים)
  • 8. Samuel, includes First and Second 1Sa–2Sa—Shemuel (שמואל)
  • 9. Kings, includes First and Second, 1Ki–2Ki—Melakhim (מלכים)
  • 10. Isaiah, Is—Yeshayahu (ישעיהו)
  • 11. Jeremiah, Je—Yirmiyahu (ירמיהו)
  • 12. Ezekiel, Ez—Yekhezkel (יחזקאל)
  • 13. Twelve, includes all Minor Prophets—Tre Asar (תרי עשר)
    • A. Hosea, Ho—Hoshea (הושע)
    • B. Joel, Jl—Yoel (יואל)
    • C. Amos, Am—Amos (עמוס)
    • D. Obadiah, Ob—Ovadyah (עבדיה)
    • E. Jonah, Jh—Yonah (יונה)
    • F. Micah, Mi—Mikhah (מיכה)
    • G. Nahum, Na—Nahum (נחום)
    • H. Habakkuk, Hb—Havakuk (חבקוק)
    • I. Zephaniah, Zp—Tsefanya (צפניה)
    • J. Haggai, Hg—Khagay (חגי)
    • K. Zechariah, Zc—Zekharyah (זכריה)
    • L. Malachi, Ml—Malakhi (מלאכי)

Ketuvim

.The Ketuvim, or "Writings" or "Scriptures," may have been written during or after the Babylonian Exile.^ That we may be diligent in the perusal of Scripture, consider that the word written is norma cultus [the only standard of conduct], the rule and platform by which we are to square our lives.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

According to Rabbinic tradition[citation needed] and superscriptions to the Psalms themselves, many of the psalms in the book of Psalms are attributed to David; King Solomon is believed to have written Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs at the prime of his life, and Ecclesiastes at old age; and the prophet Jeremiah is thought to have written Lamentations. The Book of Ruth is the only biblical book that centers entirely on a non-Jew. .The book of Ruth tells the story of a non-Jew (specifically, a Moabite) who married a Jew and, upon his death, followed in the ways of the Jews; according to the Bible, she was the great-grandmother of King David.^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Metal that has the kings stamp upon it is honourable, and of great value.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ David, who was the great mourner in Israel, was the sweet singer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Five of the books, called "The Five Scrolls" (Megilot), are read on Jewish holidays: Song of Songs on Passover; the Book of Ruth on Shavuot; Lamentations on the Ninth of Av; Ecclesiastes on Sukkot; and the Book of Esther on Purim. Collectively, the Ketuvim contain lyrical poetry, philosophical reflections on life, and the stories of the prophets and other Jewish leaders during the Babylonian exile. It ends with the Persian decree allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.
The Ketuvim comprise the following eleven books, divided, in many modern translations, into twelve through the division of Ezra and Nehemiah:
  • 14. Psalms, Ps—Tehillim (תהלים)
  • 15. Proverbs, Pr—Mishlei (משלי)
  • 16. Job, Jb—Iyyov (איוב)
  • 17. Song of Songs, So—Shir ha-Shirim (שיר השירים)
  • 18. Ruth, Ru—Rut (רות)
  • 19. Lamentations, La—Eikhah (איכה), also called Kinot (קינות)
  • 20. Ecclesiastes, Ec—Kohelet (קהלת)
  • 21. Esther, Es—Ester (אסתר)
  • 22. Daniel, Dn—Daniel (דניאל)
  • 23. Ezra, Ea, includes Nehemiah, Ne—Ezra (עזרא), includes Nehemiah (נחמיה)
  • 24. Chronicles, includes First and Second, 1Ch–2Ch—Divrei ha-Yamim (דברי הימים), also called Divrei (דברי)

Hebrew Bible translations and editions

The Tanakh was mainly written in Biblical Hebrew, with some portions (notably in Daniel and Ezra) in Biblical Aramaic.[8]

The Oral Torah

.According to some Jews during the Hellenistic period, such as the Sadducees, only a minimal oral tradition of interpreting the words of the Torah existed, which did not include extended biblical interpretation.^ Some complain they find no benefit by the word preached; perhaps they did not pray for their minister as they should.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Papists, who, as if Gods law were imperfect, and when he spake all these words he did not speak enough, add to it their canons and traditions.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.According to the Pharisees, however, God revealed both a Written Torah and an Oral Torah to Moses, the Oral Torah consisting of both stories and legal traditions.^ God gave Moses a pattern how he would have the tabernacle made; and he was to go exactly according to the pattern.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

In Rabbinic Judaism, the Oral Torah is essential for understanding the Written Torah literally (as it includes neither vowels nor punctuation) and exegetically. The Oral Torah has different facets, principally Halacha (laws), the Aggadah (stories), and the Kabbalah (esoteric knowledge). .Major portions of the Oral Law have been committed to writing, notably the Mishnah; the Tosefta; Midrash, such as Midrash Rabbah, the Sifre, the Sifra, and the Mechilta; and both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds as well.^ God wrote the law with his own finger, which was such an honour put upon the moral law, as we read of no other such writing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Orthodox Judaism continues to accept the Oral Torah in its totality. Masorti and Conservative Judaism state that the Oral Tradition is to some degree divinely inspired, but disregard its legal elements in varying degrees. .Reform Judaism also gives some credence to the Talmud containing the legal elements of the Oral Torah, but, as with the written Torah, asserts that both were inspired by, but not dictated by, God.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we mention the names of kings, we give them some title of honour, as excellent majesty; so should we speak of God with the sacred reverence that is due to the infinite majesty of heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Reconstructionist Judaism denies any connection of the Torah, Written or Oral, with God.
The article Jewish commentaries on the Bible discusses the Jewish understanding of the Bible, including bible commentaries from the ancient Targums to classical Rabbinic literature, the midrash literature, the classical medieval commentators, and modern day Jewish bible commentaries.

Christian canons of the Bible

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.The Christian Bible consists of the Hebrew scriptures, which have been called the Old Testament, and some later writings known as the New Testament.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

"Testament" is a translation of the Greek διαθηκη (diatheke), also often translated "covenant." It is a legal term denoting a formal and legally binding declaration of benefits to be given by one party to another (e.g., "last will and testament" in secular use). Here it does not connote mutuality; rather, it is a unilateral covenant offered by God to individuals.[5]
.Some groups within Christianity include additional books as part of one or both of these "Testaments" of their sacred writings—most prominent among which are the biblical apocrypha or deuterocanonical books.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is to act the part both of a friend and of a Christian, to be an advocate for another, when he is wronged in his good name.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The badger has one foot shorter than the other; so these are shorter in some duties than in others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Significant versions of the English Christian Bible include the KJV, the NKJV, the NIV, and the TNIV. For a complete list, see List of English Bible translations.
.In Judaism, the term Christian Bible is commonly used to identify only those books like the New Testament which have been added by Christians to the Masoretic Text, and excludes any reference to an Old Testament.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A good Christian, like the sun, not only sends forth light, but makes a circuit round the world.
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[9]

Old Testament

.The Old Testament consists of a collection of works composed at various times from the twelfth to the second century B.C. It was written in classical Hebrew, except some brief portions (Ezra 4:8–6:18 and 7:12–26, Jeremiah 10:11, Daniel 2:4–7:28) which are in the Aramaic language, a sister language which became the lingua franca of the Semitic world.^ Deut 18: 10, 11 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some servants who are slow at work, are quick at speech; and instead of being sorry for a fault, provoke by unbecoming language.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God speaks of it no less than ten times in the Old Testament, I brought you out of the land of Egypt; an idolatrous place.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[10] .Much of it, such as genealogies, poems and stories, are thought to have been handed down by word of mouth for many generations.^ How often in hearing the word, the thoughts dance up and down; and, when the eye is upon the minister, the mind is upon other things.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In hearing the Word, how much distraction, and what regardless hearts have many!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Very few manuscripts are said to have survived the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.[10]
The Old Testament is accepted by Christians as scripture. Broadly speaking, it is the same as the Hebrew Bible. However, the order of the books is not entirely the same as that found in Hebrew manuscripts and in the ancient versions. and varies from Judaism in interpretation and emphasis (see for example Isaiah 7:14). Several Christian denominations also incorporate additional books into their canons of the Old Testament. A few groups consider particular translations to be divinely inspired, notably the Greek Septuagint, the Aramaic Peshitta, and the English King James Version.

Apocryphal or deuterocanonical books

The Septuagint (Greek translation, from Alexandria in Egypt under the Ptolemies) was generally abandoned in favour of the Masoretic text as the basis for translations of the Old Testament into Western languages from St. Jerome's Bible (the Vulgate) to the present day. In Eastern Christianity, translations based on the Septuagint still prevail. Some modern Western translations make use of the Septuagint to clarify passages in the Masoretic text, where the Septuagint may preserve a variant reading of the Hebrew text. .They also sometimes adopt variants that appear in other texts e.g.^ They sometimes have strong affections towards him, at other times the fit is off, and they find little or no love stirring in them; but it is not so with Christs love to them, it is a love of eternity.
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those discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A number of books which are part of the Peshitta or Greek Septuagint but are not found in the Hebrew (Rabbinic) Bible are often referred to as deuterocanonical books by Roman Catholics referring to a later secondary (i.e. deutero) canon. Most Protestants term these books as apocrypha. Evangelicals and those of the Modern Protestant traditions do not accept the deuterocanonical books as canonical, although Protestant Bibles included them in Apocrypha sections until around the 1820s. However, the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches include these books as part of their Old Testament.
The Roman Catholic Church recognizes the following books:
In addition to those, the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches recognize the following:
Some other Eastern Orthodox Churches include:
  • 2 Esdras i.e., Latin Esdras in the Russian and Georgian Bibles
There is also 4 Maccabees which is only accepted as canonical in the Georgian Church, but was included by St. Jerome in an appendix to the Vulgate, and is an appendix to the Greek Orthodox Bible, and it therefore sometimes included in collections of the Apocrypha.
The Anglican Churches uses some of the Apocryphal books liturgically. Therefore, editions of the Bible intended for use in the Anglican Church include the Deuterocanonical books accepted by the Catholic Church, plus 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh, which were in the Vulgate appendix.

New Testament

The New Testament is a collection of 27 books, of 4 different genres of Christian literature (Gospels, one account of the Acts of the Apostles, Epistles and an Apocalypse). Jesus is its central figure. .The New Testament presupposes the inspiration of the Old (2 Timothy 3:16).^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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Nearly all Christians recognize the New Testament (as stated below) as canonical scripture. These books can be grouped into:
General Epistles, also called Jewish Epistles
The order of these books varies according to Church tradition. The New Testament books are ordered differently in the Catholic/Protestant tradition, the Slavonic tradition, the Syriac tradition and the Ethiopian tradition.

Original language

.The books of the New Testament were written in Koine Greek, the language of the earliest extant manuscripts, even though some authors often included translations from Hebrew and Aramaic texts.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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Certainly the Pauline Epistles were written in Greek for Greek-speaking audiences. See Greek primacy. .Some scholars believe that some books of the Greek New Testament (in particular, the Gospel of Matthew) are actually translations of a Hebrew or Aramaic original.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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Of these, a small number accept the Syriac Peshitta as representative of the original. See Aramaic primacy. The study of the Greek New Testament, not least the synoptic gospels, has been said to present undergraduates "with a more demanding set of interlocking intellectual challenges than any other subject in the university".[11]

Historic editions

The Codex Gigas from the 13th century, held at the Royal Library in Sweden.
.When ancient scribes copied earlier books, they wrote notes on the margins of the page (marginal glosses) to correct their text—especially if a scribe accidentally omitted a word or line—and to comment about the text.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
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When later scribes were copying the copy, they were sometimes uncertain if a note was intended to be included as part of the text. See textual criticism. Over time, different regions evolved different versions, each with its own assemblage of omissions and additions.
The autographs, the Greek manuscripts written by the original authors, have not survived. Scholars surmise the original Greek text from the versions that do survive. The three main textual traditions of the Greek New Testament are sometimes called the Alexandrian text-type (generally minimalist), the Byzantine text-type (generally maximalist), and the Western text-type (occasionally wild). Together they comprise most of the ancient manuscripts.

Christian theology

While individual books within the Christian Bible present narratives set in certain historical periods, most Christian denominations teach that the Bible itself has an overarching message.
The Bible has always been central to the life of the Christian church. Bible scholar N.T. Wright says Jesus himself was profoundly shaped by the scriptures—the ancient Hebrew and Aramaic texts whose stories, songs, prophecy and wisdom permeated the Jewish world of his day. He adds that the earliest Christians also searched those same scriptures in their effort to understand what their living God had accomplished through the brief earthly life of Jesus. They regarded the ancient Israelites' scriptures as having reached a climactic fulfillment in Jesus himself, generating the "new covenant" prophesied by Jeremiah.[12]
.There are wide differences of opinion among Christians as to how particular incidents as described in the Bible are to be interpreted and as to what meaning should be attached to various prophecies.^ How should a Christians heart rest on this rock!
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However, Christians in general are in agreement as to the Bible's basic message. A general outline, as described by C. S. Lewis, is as follows:[13]
  1. At some point in the past, humanity chose to depart from God's will and began to sin.
  2. Because no one is free from sin, people cannot deal with God directly, so God revealed Himself in ways people could understand.
  3. God called Abraham and his progeny to be the means for saving all of humanity.
  4. To this end, He gave the Law to Moses.
  5. The resulting nation of Israel went through cycles of sin and repentance, yet the prophets show an increasing understanding of the Law as a moral, not just a ceremonial, force.
  6. Jesus brought a perfect understanding of the Mosaic Law, that of love and salvation.
  7. By His death and resurrection, all who believe are saved and reconciled to God.
.Many Christians, Muslims, and Jews regard the Bible as inspired by God yet written fallibly by imperfect men.^ Men naturally fancy a god that they may see; though it be such a god that cannot see them, yet they would see it.
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^ Though a Christian cannot keep Gods law, yet he loves his law; though he cannot serve God perfectly, yet he serves him willingly.
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^ Many heathens have worshipped their false gods with more seriousness and devotion than some Christians do the true God.
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.Many others, who identify themselves as biblical literalists, regard both the New and Old Testament as the undiluted Word of God, spoken by God and written down in its perfect form by humans.^ These new gods were old devils.
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^ Some will obey partially, obey some commandments, not others; like a slough, which, when it comes to a stiff piece of earth, makes a baulk; but God, who spake all the words of the moral law, will have all obeyed.
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^ He that devotes any time of the Sabbath to worldly business, is a worse thief than he who robs on the highway; for the one does but rob man, but the other robs God.
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Still others hold the Biblical infallibility perspective, that the Bible is free from error in spiritual but not scientific matters. "Bible scholars claim that discussions about the Bible must be put into its context within church history and then into the context of contemporary culture."[12]
Belief in sacred texts is attested to in Jewish antiquity,[14][15] and this belief can also be seen in the earliest of Christian writings. Various texts of the Bible mention Divine agency in relation to prophetic writings,[16] the most explicit being: "All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness."[2 Timothy 3:16]
In their book A General Introduction to the Bible, Norman Geisler and William Nix wrote: "The process of inspiration is a mystery of the providence of God, but the result of this process is a verbal, plenary, inerrant, and authoritative record."[17]
Most evangelical biblical scholars[18][19][20] associate inspiration with only the original text; for example some American Protestants adhere to the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy which asserted that inspiration applied only to the autographic text of Scripture.[21] However, some adherents to the King James Only view attribute inerrancy to a particular translation.

Canonization

The word "canon" etymologically means cane or reed. In early Christianity "canon" referred to a list of books approved for public reading. Books not on the list were referred to as "apocryphal" — meaning they were for private reading only. Under Latin usage from the fourth century on, canon came to stand for a closed and authoritative list in the sense of rule or norm.[5]

Hebrew Bible

.The New Testament refers to the threefold division of the Hebrew Scriptures: the law, the prophets, and the writings.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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Luke 24:44 refers to the "law of Moses" (Pentateuch), the "prophets" which include certain historical books in addition to the books now called "prophets," and the psalms (the "writings" designated by its most prominent collection). .The Hebrew Bible probably was canonized in these three stages: the law canonized before the Exile, the prophets by the time of the Syrian persecution of the Jews, and the writings shortly after AD 70 (the fall of Jerusalem).^ He sinned before by incest; but by imprisoning the prophet he added to his sin and made it greater.
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^ The Papists, who, as if Gods law were imperfect, and when he spake all these words he did not speak enough, add to it their canons and traditions.
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About that time, early Christian writings began being accepted by Christians as "scripture." These events, taken together, may have caused the Jews to close their "canon." They listed their own recognized Scriptures and also excluded both Christian and Jewish writings considered by them to be "apocryphal." In this canon the thirty-nine books found in the Old Testament of today's Christian Bibles were grouped together as twenty-two books, equaling the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet. This canon of Jewish scripture is attested to by Philo, Josephus, the New Testament,[22] and the Talmud.[5]
The New Testament writers assumed the inspiration of the Old Testament, probably earliest stated in 2 Timothy 3:16, "all Scripture is inspired of God."[5]

Old and New Testaments

The Old Testament canon entered into Christian use in the Greek Septuagint translations and original books, and their differing lists of texts. .In addition to the Septuagint, Christianity subsequently added various writings that would become the New Testament.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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Somewhat different lists of accepted works continued to develop in antiquity. .In the fourth century a series of synods produced a list of texts equal to the 39-to-46-book canon of the Old Testament and to the 27-book canon of the New Testament that would be subsequently used to today, most notably the Synod of Hippo in AD 393. Also c.^ If you would abstain from adultery, use serious consideration.
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^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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400, Jerome produced a definitive Latin edition of the Bible (see Vulgate), the canon of which, at the insistence of the Pope, was in accord with the earlier Synods. .With the benefit of hindsight it can be said that this process effectively set the New Testament canon, although there are examples of other canonical lists in use after this time.^ I set before them pots full of wine, and cups, and said unto them, Drink ye wine; so the wicked set pots of wine before others, and made them drink till reason be stupefied, and lust inflamed.
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A definitive list did not come from an Ecumenical Council until the Council of Trent (1545–63).[23]
During the Protestant Reformation, certain reformers proposed different canonical lists than what was currently in use. .Though not without debate, see Antilegomena, the list of New Testament books would come to remain the same; however, the Old Testament texts present in the Septuagint, but not included in the Jewish canon, fell out of favor.^ God speaks of it no less than ten times in the Old Testament, I brought you out of the land of Egypt; an idolatrous place.
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^ Men naturally fancy a god that they may see; though it be such a god that cannot see them, yet they would see it.
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^ Jacob would not dispose of himself in marriage, though he was forty years old, without the advice and consent of his parents.
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In time they would come to be removed from most Protestant canons. Hence, in a Catholic context these texts are referred to as deuterocanonical books, whereas in a Protestant context they are referred to as Apocrypha, the label applied to all texts excluded from the biblical canon which were in the Septuagint. It should also be noted, that Catholics and Protestants both describe certain other books, such as the Acts of Peter, as apocryphal.
.Thus, the Protestant Old Testament of today has a 39-book canon—the number varies from that of the books in the Tanakh (though not in content) because of a different method of division—while the Roman Catholic Church recognizes 46 books as part of the canonical Old Testament.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
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The term "Hebrew Scriptures" is only synonymous with the Protestant Old Testament, not the Catholic, which contains the Hebrew Scriptures and additional texts. Both Catholics and Protestants have the same 27-book New Testament Canon.

Qumran Bible

The Bible used at Qumran excluded Esther but included Tobit. Otherwise, it seems to have been basically the same as the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament, albeit with many textual variants.

Ethiopian Orthodox canon

The Canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is wider than for most other Christian groups. .The Ethiopian Old Testament Canon includes the books found in the Septuagint accepted by other Orthodox Christians, in addition to Enoch and Jubilees which are ancient Jewish books that only survived in Ge'ez but are quoted in the New Testament, also Greek Ezra First and the Apocalypse of Ezra, 3 books of Meqabyan, and Psalm 151 at the end of the Psalter.^ Some of the Papists say expressly in their writings, that the Pope has power to dispense with the laws of God, and can give men license to break the commandments of the Old and New Testament.
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The three books of Meqabyan are not be confused with the books of Maccabees. The order of the other books is somewhat different from other groups', as well. The Old Testament follows the Septuagint order for the Minor Prophets rather than the Jewish order.

Marcionite Bible

Marcion, an early Christian heretic, and his followers, had a Bible that excluded the Old Testament. It consisted of an edited Gospel of Luke (excluding what Marcion considered Jewish additions), and the Epistles of Paul (excluding Titus, the two epistles to Timothy, the Epistle to the Hebrews, and passages rejected as Jewish additions).[24]

Bible versions and translations

A Bible handwritten in Latin, on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. This Bible was transcribed in Belgium in 1407 for reading aloud in a monastery.
Bible versions are discussed below, while Bible translations can be found on a separate page.
The original texts of the Tanakh were in Hebrew, although some portions were in Aramaic. In addition to the authoritative Masoretic Text, Jews still refer to the Septuagint, the translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, and the Targum Onkelos, an Aramaic version of the Bible. There are several different ancient versions of the Tanakh in Hebrew, mostly differing by spelling, and the traditional Jewish version is based on the version known as Aleppo Codex. .Even in this version by itself, there are words which are traditionally read differently from written (sometimes one word is written and another is read), because the oral tradition is considered more fundamental than the written one, and presumably mistakes had been made in copying the text over the generations.^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
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^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
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^ There is nothing to which the heart is naturally more averse than self-examination.
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The primary biblical text for early Christians was the Septuagint or (LXX). In addition, they translated the Hebrew Bible into several other languages. Translations were made into Syriac, Coptic, Ge'ez and Latin, among other languages. The Latin translations were historically the most important for the Church in the West, while the Greek-speaking East continued to use the Septuagint translations of the Old Testament and had no need to translate the New Testament.
The earliest Latin translation was the Old Latin text, or Vetus Latina, which, from internal evidence, seems to have been made by several authors over a period of time. It was based on the Septuagint, and thus included books not in the Hebrew Bible.
Pope Damasus I assembled the first list of books of the Bible at the Council of Rome in AD 382. He commissioned Saint Jerome to produce a reliable and consistent text by translating the original Greek and Hebrew texts into Latin. This translation became known as the Latin Vulgate Bible and in 1546 at the Council of Trent was declared by the Church to be the only authentic and official Bible in the Latin Rite.
Especially since the Protestant Reformation, Bible translations for many languages have been made. The Bible has seen a notably large number of English language translations.
The worldwide status of Bible translation (2008):[25]
Number Statistic
6,909 number of languages spoken in the world today
200,000,000 number of people who speak the 2,393 languages where translation projects have not yet begun
1,998 number of translation programs currently in progress for languages without adequate Scripture
nearly 80% world’s remaining Bible translation needs that are located in the three areas of greatest need
1,168 number of language communities which have access to the New Testament in their heart language
438 number of language communities which have access to the entire (Protestant Canon) Bible in the language they understand best
6,500,000,000 population of the world
2,479 number of bible translation is available
The work of Bible translation continues, including by Christian organisations such as Wycliffe Bible Translators, New Tribes Mission and the Bible Societies. .Of the world's 6,900 languages, 2,400 have some or all of the Bible, 1,600 (spoken by more than a billion people) have translation underway, and some 2,500 (spoken by 270 million people) are judged as needing translation to begin.^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
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^ Ahab did more than all this.
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^ I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
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Biblical criticism

Biblical criticism refers to the investigation of the Bible as a text, and addresses questions such as authorship, dates of composition, and authorial intention. It is not the same as criticism of the Bible, which is an assertion against the Bible being a source of information or ethical guidance.

Higher criticism

.The traditional view of the Mosaic authorship of the Torah came under sporadic criticism from medieval scholars including Isaac ibn Yashush, Abraham ibn Ezra, Bonfils of Damascus and bishop Tostatus of Avila[citation needed], who pointed to passages such as the description of the death of Moses in Deuteronomy as evidence that some portions, at least, could not have been written by Moses.^ Such a servant had Abraham; who, when his master sent him to transact business for him, was as careful about it, as if it had been his own.
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^ God likes not such partial servants, who will do some part of the work he sets them about, and leave the other undone.
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In the 17th century Thomas Hobbes collected the current evidence and became the first scholar[citation needed] to conclude outright that Moses could not have written the bulk of the Torah. Shortly afterwards the philosopher Baruch Spinoza published a unified critical analysis, arguing that the problematic passages were not isolated cases that could be explained away one by one, but pervasive throughout the five books, concluding that it was "clearer than the sun at noon that the Pentateuch was not written by Moses…." Despite determined opposition from Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, the views of Hobbes and Spinoza gained increasing acceptance amongst scholars.

Documentary hypothesis

Scholars intrigued by the hypothesis that Moses had not written the Pentateuch considered other authors. Independent but nearly simultaneous proposals by H. B. Witter, Jean Astruc, and Johann Gottfried Eichhorn separated the Pentateuch into two original documentary components, both dating from after the time of Moses. Others hypothesized the presence of two additional sources. The four documents were given working titles: J (Jahwist/Yahwist), E (Elohist), P (Priestly), and D (Deuteronomist). Each was discernible by its own characteristic language, and each, when read in isolation, presented a unified, coherent narrative.
.Subsequent scholars, notably Eduard Reuss, Karl Heinrich Graf and Wilhelm Vatke, turned their attention to the order in which the documents had been composed (which they deduced from internal clues) and placed them in the context of a theory of the development of ancient Israelite religion, suggesting that much of the Laws and the narrative of the Pentateuch were unknown to the Israelites in the time of Moses.^ The heathens, in order to gain credit to their laws, reported that they were inspired by the gods at Rome.
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These were synthesized by Julius Wellhausen (1844–1918), who suggested a historical framework for the composition of the documents and their redaction (combination) into the final document known as the Pentateuch. This hypothesis was challenged by William Henry Green in his The Mosaic Origins of the Pentateuchal Codes (available online). Nonetheless, according to contemporary Torah scholar Richard Elliott Friedman, Wellhausen's model of the documentary hypothesis continues to dominate the field of biblical scholarship: "To this day, if you want to disagree, you disagree with Wellhausen. If you want to pose a new model, you compare its merits with those of Wellhausen's model."[27]
.The documentary hypothesis is important in the field of biblical studies not only because it claims that the Torah was written by different people at different times—generally long after the events it describes—[28] but it also proposed what was at the time a radically new way of reading the Bible.^ It is very sinful to give way to vain thoughts at this time; because, when we are hearing the word, we are in Gods special presence.
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.Many proponents of the documentary hypothesis view the Bible more as a body of literature than a work of history, believing that the historical value of the text lies not in its account of the events that it describes, but in what critics can infer about the times in which the authors lived (as critics may read Hamlet to learn about seventeenth-century England, but will not read it to learn about seventh-century Denmark).^ Many have gone with more pains to hell, than others have to heaven.
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^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
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^ If you search through the whole Bible, there is not one sin that God has more followed with plagues than idolatry.
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Modern developments

The critical analysis of authorship now encompasses every book of the Bible. In some cases the traditional view on authorship has been overturned; in others, additional support, at least in part, has been found.
The development of the hypothesis has not stopped with Wellhausen. Wellhausen's hypothesis, for example, proposed that the four documents were composed in the order J-E-D-P, with P, containing the bulk of the Jewish law, dating from the post-Exilic Second Temple period (i.e., after 515 BC);[29] but the contemporary view is that P is earlier than D, and that all four books date from the First Temple period (i.e., prior to 587 BC).[30] .The documentary hypothesis has more recently been refined by later scholars such as Martin Noth (who in 1943 provided evidence that Deuteronomy plus the following six books make a unified history from the hand of a single editor), Harold Bloom, Frank Moore Cross and Richard Elliot Friedman.^ Such are heretics, who put their own gloss upon Scripture, and make it speak that which the Holy Ghost never meant.
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^ And are there not such spirits among us, who say, Let us make a captain and go back to the Romish Egypt again?
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^ He who can create, can provide; he that could make us when we were nothing, can raise us when we are low.
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The documentary hypothesis, at least in the four-document version advanced by Wellhausen, has been controversial since its formulation. The direction of this criticism is to question the existence of separate, identifiable documents, positing instead that the biblical text is made up of almost innumerable strands so interwoven as to be hardly untangleable—the J document, in particular, has been subjected to such intense dissection that it seems in danger of disappearing.
.Although biblical archaeology has confirmed the existence of many people, places, and events mentioned in the Bible, many critical scholars have argued that the Bible be read not as an accurate historical document, but rather as a work of literature and theology that often draws on historical events—as well as upon non-Hebrew mythology—as primary source material (see The Bible and history).^ I have read of a place in Africa, where the people spend all their time in dancing and making merry; and have not we many who make a god of pleasure, who spend their time in going to plays and visiting ball-rooms, as if God had made them like the leviathan, to play in the water?
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^ And that you may see how well it pleases God, he bestows a reward upon it.
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For these scholars, the Bible reveals much about the lives and times of its authors and compilers.

Archaeological and historical research

Biblical archaeology is the archaeology that relates to, and sheds light upon, the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. It is used to help determine the lifestyle and practices of people living in biblical times.
There are a wide range of interpretations of the existing Biblical archaeology. .One broad division includes Biblical maximalism that generally take the view that most of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is essentially based on history although presented through the religious viewpoint of its time.^ God speaks of it no less than ten times in the Old Testament, I brought you out of the land of Egypt; an idolatrous place.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

It is considered the opposite of biblical minimalism which is strictly secular and does not allow any consideration of the Bible as documentary evidence or as a framework of history.
One example of the dispute involves biblical accounts of Israelite bondage in Egypt, wandering in the desert, and conquest the Land of Israel in a military campaign, the accounts of the land being passed on to the 12 tribes of Israel, and David's and Solomon's conquests, and other key elements described in the biblical narratives as occurring in the 10th century BC or before. .So far, there is a lack of archaeological evidence to independently support this, which has led some archaeologists, such as Israel Finkelstein, Neil Silberman,[31] and William Dever[32] to believe that these events never happened, and that the ancestors of the Hebrews and the Jews are either nomads who had become sedentary, or people from the plains of Canaan, who fled to the highlands to escape the control of the cities.^ Such are heterodox ministers, who poison people with error.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are there not some evidences for heaven that thou hast to get?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gentiles that believe not in Christ will be damned as well as the Jews who blaspheme him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Others disagree sharply.[33]
Another example involves the story of Noah's Ark. Biblical literalists support a theory of a worldwide flood as described in the story and are looking for archaeological evidence in the region of the mountains of Ararat in north-east Turkey where Genesis says Noah's Ark came to rest. Mainstream scientists (and many Christians and Jews) discount a literal interpretation of the Ark story, on the basis of geology and other sciences.[34]
According to recent theories, linguistic as well as archaeological, the global structure of the texts in the Hebrew Bible were compiled during the reign of King Josiah in the 7th century BC. Even though the components are derived from more ancient writings, the final form of the books is believed to have been set somewhere between the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD.

See also

Biblical scholarship and analysis

Perspectives on the Bible

Interpretation

History and the Bible

Biblical topics

Documentaries

Others

Bible societies

Commentaries

Religious texts

Endnotes

  1. ^ Halpern, B. the First Historians: The Hebrew Bible. Harper & Row, 1988, quoted in Smith, Mark S.The early history of God: Yahweh and the other deities in ancient Israel. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; 2nd ed., 2002. ISBN 978-0802839725, p.14
  2. ^ a b Harper, Douglas. "bible". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bible. 
  3. ^ http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02543a.htm The Catholic Encyclopedia.
  4. ^ Biblion, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, at Perseus.
  5. ^ a b c d e Stagg, Frank. New Testament Theology. Nashville: Broadman, 1962. ISBN 0-8054-1613-7.
  6. ^ "From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible" by Mark Hamilton on PBS's site From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians.
  7. ^ Dictionary.com etymology of the word "Bible".
  8. ^ "Bible Study, Bible Facts". http://www.csbbc.net/bible.html. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  9. ^ Accuracy of Torah Text.
  10. ^ a b Sir Godfrey Driver. "Introduction to the Old Testament of the New English Bible." Web: <http://www.bible-researcher.com/driver1.html> 30 Nov 2009
  11. ^ Evans, Christopher. King's College London. Quoted in Wright, N.T. "New Testament Scholarship and Christian Discipleship." 5 Jun 2008. Web: 27 Feb 2010 [http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/documents/moulemem.pdf N.T. Wright on NT Scholarship and Christian Discipleship
  12. ^ a b Wright, N.T. The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God—Getting Beyond the Bible Wars. HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0060872616 / 9780060872618
  13. ^ A Summary of the Bible by Lewis, CS: Believer's Web.
  14. ^ Philo of Alexandria, De vita Moysis 3.23.
  15. ^ Josephus, Contra Apion 1.8.
  16. ^ "Basis for belief of Inspiration." Biblegateway
  17. ^ Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix. A General Introduction to the Bible. Moody Publishers, 1986, p.86. ISBN 0-8024-2916-5
  18. ^ For example, see Leroy Zuck, Roy B. Zuck. Basic Bible Interpretation. Chariot Victor Pub, 1991,p.68. ISBN 0-89693-819-0
  19. ^ Roy B. Zuck, Donald Campbell. Basic Bible Interpretation. Victor, 2002. ISBN 0-7814-3877-2
  20. ^ Norman L. Geisler. Inerrancy. Zondervan, 1980, p.294. ISBN 0-310-39281-0
  21. ^ International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (1978) (pdf). The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. http://www.churchcouncil.org/ccpdfdocs/01_Biblical_Inerrancy_A&D.pdf. 
  22. ^ Luke 11:51, Luke 24:44
  23. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Canon of the New Testament: "The idea of a complete and clear-cut canon of the New Testament existing from the beginning, that is from Apostolic times, has no foundation in history. The Canon of the New Testament, like that of the Old, is the result of a development, of a process at once stimulated by disputes with doubters, both within and without the Church, and retarded by certain obscurities and natural hesitations, and which did not reach its final term until the dogmatic definition of the Tridentine Council."
  24. ^ Paula Fredriksen, Augustine and the Jews, ISBN 978-0-385-50270-2 (2008), pp. 67-68, 391.
  25. ^ Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. (WBT) Translation Statistics. August 14, 2009: http://www.wycliffe.org/About/Statistics.aspx
  26. ^ http://www.vision2025.org www.vision2025.org
  27. ^ Richard Elliott Friedman, "Who Wrote the Bible?," HarperSanFrancisco, 1997 (2nd edition).
  28. ^ Joel Rosenberg, 1984 "The Bible: Biblical Narrative" in Barry Holtz, ed Back to the Sources New York: Summit Books p. 36; Nahum Sarna, 1986 Understanding Genesis New York:Schocken Books pp. xxi-xxiii.
  29. ^ Wellhausen adopted the idea of a post-Exilic date for P from Eduard Reuss.
  30. ^ Although the bulk of all four documents date from before 587 BC, the strand of D known as Dtr2 dates from the following Exilic period.
  31. ^ Finkelstein, Israel; Neil Silberman. The Bible Unearthed. 
  32. ^ Dever, William. Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come from?. 
  33. ^ Kurinsky, Samuel (August 2008). "Nomadic Jews, Never". Hebrew History Foundation. http://www.hebrewhistory.info/factpapers/fp014_nomadic.htm. 
  34. ^ Did Noah really build an ark?, BBC.

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The Bible is the primary religious text of Christianity. The Tanach is the primary religious text of Judaism and is referred to by Christians as the "Old Testament" in the Bible.
Note: There are many different translations of the Bible, and most have some small differences within their texts.

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Quotes from the Bible

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  • Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.^ Let us obey God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us be lovers of God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – '"First Epistle of John", Holy Bible (King James Version)

Old Testament: Pentateuch

Genesis is a separate article.

Exodus 2, King James Version

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

Exodus 20, New International Version

.And God spoke all these words:
2"I am the Lord your God,who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God spake all these words, then believe them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God spake all these words, then teach your children the law of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3You shall have no other gods before me."^ There is really no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ II. That we must have no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Exodus 21, King James Version

כד: "עין תחת עין שן תחת שן יד תחת יד רגל תחת רגל"
24 "Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot."

Exodus 22, King James Version

.18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.^ Idle persons live in the breach of the commandment, Six days shalt thou labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we are commanded to live in a calling, Six days shalt thou labour, we are forbidden to live idly, and out of a calling.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Exodus 25, King James Version

.10 Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you.^ Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If ye will obey my voice, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people; you shall be my portion, my jewels, the apple of mine eye.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Exodus 32, New American Standard Bible

כו: "ויעמד משה בשער המחנה ויאמר מי ליהוה אלי ויאספו אליו כל בני לוי"
26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.

Leviticus 1, New International Version

Burnt offerings
.2...'When any of you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.^ The Lord might have demanded your children to be offered in sacrifice; he might have bid you cut and lance yourselves, or lie in hell awhile; but he only desires your love, he would only have this flower.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have chosen you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

3'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer a male without defect. .He must present it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD. 4He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.^ So faith in every duty lays its hand upon the head of Christ.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So we must not only bow the knee, give God adoration, but bring him presents, give him golden obedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did not Christ suffer enough upon the cross, but we must needs make him suffer more?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.5He is to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons the priests shall bring the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came also among them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

6He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. .7The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.^ As the sons of Aaron were forbidden to worship an idol, so to sacrifice to God with strange fire.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood that is on the altar. 9He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
10'If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, he is to offer a male without defect. 11He is to slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides. 12He is to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood that is on the altar. 13He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of it and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
14'If the offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a dove or a young pigeon. 15The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. 16He is to remove the crop with its contents and throw it to the east side of the altar, where the ashes are. .17He shall tear it open by the wings, not severing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is on the fire on the altar.^ It is like the fire on the altar, which was always kept burning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This fire of love is kindled from heaven; beg that it may burn upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

Leviticus 3, New International Version

Fat and blood are taboo
.17This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'^ To come to such an ordinance slightly, without examination, is to come in an undue manner, and is like eating the passover raw.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We must not rush upon the ordinance rudely and irreverently, but come in due order.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Search for this leaven before you come to this ordinance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 4, New Revised Standard Version [1]

Unintentional sin by a priest
3If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull of the herd without blemish as a sin-offering to the Lord. 4He shall bring the bull to the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord and lay his hand on the head of the bull; the bull shall be slaughtered before the Lord. .5The anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting.^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; I will bring it forth, saith the Lord, and it shall enter into the house of the thief Zech 5: 2, 3, 4 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

6The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord in front of the curtain of the sanctuary. .7The priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is in the tent of meeting before the Lord; and the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hot coals were to be put to the incense, to make it odoriferous and fragrant; so fervency of affection is like coals to the incense; it makes prayer ascend as a sweet perfume.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having poured out his blood, Gods justice is fully satisfied.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.8He shall remove all the fat from the bull of sin-offering: the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is around the entrails; 9the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins; and the appendage of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys, 10just as these are removed from the ox of the sacrifice of well-being.^ All these sins are forbidden in this commandment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Believers shall come forth out of all their slanders and reproaches, as the wings of a dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The priest shall turn them into smoke upon the altar of burnt-offering.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Christ went into the furnace of his Fathers wrath; and the smell of the fire of hell shall never pass upon those that believe in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

11But the skin of the bull and all its flesh, as well as its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung— 12all the rest of the bull—he shall carry out to a clean place outside the camp, to the ash heap, and shall burn it on a wood fire; at the ash heap it shall be burned.

Leviticus 16, New Revised Standard Version [2]

Approaching the altar
.2The Lord said to Moses: Tell your brother Aaron not to come just at any time into the sanctuary inside the curtain before the mercy-seat that is upon the ark, or he will die; for I appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat.^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When Gods hand lies heavy upon a man, as when he is sick or lame, he may vent a sigh or tear, and say, Lord, have mercy; yet this is not true repentance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was an excellent appeal that Samuel made to the people when he said, Witness against me before the Lord, whose ox have I taken, or whose ass, or whom have I defrauded?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bull for a sin-offering and a ram for a burnt-offering.^ As one would carry an antidote about him when he comes near a place infected, so David carried the word in his heart as a sacred antidote to preserve him from the infection of sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aquinas, and other of the schoolmen, place the sin against the Holy Ghost in malice.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.4He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and shall have the linen undergarments next to his body, fasten the linen sash, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy vestments.^ Christ in his conception lay in a pure virgins womb, and, at his death, his body was wrapped in clean linen, and put into a new virgin tomb, never yet defiled.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having given you these rules about the commandments, I shall come next to the commandments themselves.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

He shall bathe his body in water, and then put them on. .5He shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin-offering, and one ram for a burnt-offering.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If one takes away anothers good name, he shall be sure to be punished; but if he takes away Gods good name, where is he that punishes him?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin says to one man, defraud; to another, be unchaste; to another take revenge; to another, take a false oath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

6Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin-offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house. 7He shall take the two goats and set them before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting; 8and Aaron shall cast lots on the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel. .9Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord, and offer it as a sin-offering; 10but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement over it, so that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.^ The Lord has put away thy sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came also among them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11Aaron shall present the bull as a sin-offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house; he shall slaughter the bull as a sin-offering for himself.^ It aggravates sin, and makes it greater, when a man not only sins himself, but endeavours to make others sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aaron was to make atonement for the altar, to show that the most holy offering has defilement in it, and needs atonement to be made for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who shall tempt or solicit another to be drunk, though he himself be sober, yet being the occasion of anothers sin, he is accessory to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12He shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord, and two handfuls of crushed sweet incense, and he shall bring it inside the curtain 13and put the incense on the fire before the Lord, so that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the covenant,* or he will die.^ This fire of love is kindled from heaven; beg that it may burn upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; I will bring it forth, saith the Lord, and it shall enter into the house of the thief Zech 5: 2, 3, 4 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14He shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the front of the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat he shall sprinkle the blood with his finger seven times.^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not but in some cases it is lawful to take an oath before a magistrate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are curious in examining other things; we will not take gold till we examine it by the touchstone; we will not take land before we examine the title; and shall we not be as exact and curious in examining the state of our souls?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.15He shall slaughter the goat of the sin-offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the curtain, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it upon the mercy-seat and before the mercy-seat.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the sacrifice of thanksgiving, whosoever did eat thereof with his uncleanness upon him, was to be cut off ( Lev 7: 20 ), to typify how unpleasing their praises and thank-offerings are who live in sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.16Thus he shall make atonement for the sanctuary, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel, and because of their transgressions, all their sins; and so he shall do for the tent of meeting, which remains with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel, the apple of Gods eye, a peculiar treasure to him above all people, were in the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In heaven we shall need no repentance, because we shall have no sin; no faith, because we shall see God face to face; but love to God shall abide for ever.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

17No one shall be in the tent of meeting from the time he enters to make atonement in the sanctuary until he comes out and has made atonement for himself and for his house and for all the assembly of Israel. .18Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement on its behalf, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on each of the horns of the altar.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ May not the Lord justly take up a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because blood toucheth blood?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.19He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the people of Israel.^ As the people of Israel were to wash themselves before the law was delivered to them, so we must wash and cleanse our souls; and that is done by reading, meditation, and prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Creating a scapegoat
.20When he has finished atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall present the live goat.^ O make me evangelically pure, that I may be translated to heaven, and placed among the cherubim, where I shall be as holy as thou wouldst have me to be, and as happy as I can desire to be.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21Then Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and sending it away into the wilderness by means of someone designated for the task.^ The Lord has put away thy sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And this is all the fruit, to take away his sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.22The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a barren region; and the goat shall be set free in the wilderness.^ But is it not said, Every man shall die for his own sin; the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.23Then Aaron shall enter the tent of meeting, and shall take off the linen vestments that he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.^ He that robs another of his goods shall be put to death, but he that robs God of his glory, by oaths and curses, is spared; but God himself will take the matter into his own hand, and he will punish him who takes his name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Christ went into the furnace of his Fathers wrath; and the smell of the fire of hell shall never pass upon those that believe in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O let us take our love off from other things, and place it upon God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

24He shall bathe his body in water in a holy place, and put on his vestments; then he shall come out and offer his burnt-offering and the burnt-offering of the people, making atonement for himself and for the people. .25The fat of the sin-offering he shall turn into smoke on the altar.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is not enough, when we repent, to leave old sins; but we must engage in Gods service; as when the wind leaves the west, it turns into a contrary corner.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.26The one who sets the goat free for Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards may come into the camp.^ It is well for the plant that is set in a bad soil, to be transplanted to a better, where it may grow and flourish; so it is a mercy when any who are planted among idolaters, are removed and transplanted into Zion, where the silver drops of Gods word make them grow in holiness.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In dressing our souls before we come, which is by washing in the water of repentance and by exciting the habit of grace into exercise.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They will go to plays, to drunken meetings, but will not set their foot in Gods house, or come near the sound of the gospel-trumpet; as if one that is diseased should shun the bath for fear of being healed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.27The bull of the sin-offering and the goat of the sin-offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be taken outside the camp; their skin and their flesh and their dung shall be consumed in fire.^ This makes the sin of blood more bloody.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aaron was to make atonement for the altar, to show that the most holy offering has defilement in it, and needs atonement to be made for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whose sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

28The one who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards may come into the camp.

Leviticus 17, New Revised Standard Version [3]

Rules for sacrifices
.3 If anyone of the house of Israel slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or slaughters it outside the camp, 4 and does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, to present it as an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord, he shall be held guilty of bloodshed; he has shed blood, and he shall be cut off from the people.^ Why does God bring his people out of the house of bondage?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sees thou the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.5 This is in order that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices that they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to the Lord, to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and offer them as sacrifices of well-being to the Lord.^ At a place called Epoletium, there perished by an earthquake 350 persons, while they were offering sacrifice to idols.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed, and stone him with stones.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.6 The priest shall dash the blood against the altar of the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting....^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord shall stir up jealousy like a man of war; he shall roar, he shall prevail against his enemies.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 19, New Revised Standard Version [4]

Rules of conduct
.27 You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.29 Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, so that the land may not become prostituted and full of depravity.^ Labour that the word may have such a virtue in you, as the water of jealousy, to kill and make fruitful; that it may kill your sins, and make your souls fruitful in grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.32 You shall rise before the aged, and defer to the old....^ Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. .34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You who have love to God, keep it flaming upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nay, but who shall be judge of their love?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

35 You shall not cheat in measuring length, weight, or quantity. 36 You shall have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin

Leviticus 20, New Revised Standard Version [5]

Insolence to parents
.9 All who curse father or mother shall be put to death; having cursed father or mother, their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christian having viewed the superlative excellences in God, and being stricken with a holy admiration of his perfections, singles him out from all other objects to set his heart upon, and says as Jacob, The Lord shall be my God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Sexual sins
.10 If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.^ The adulterer and adulteress shall surely be put to death; and the usual death was stoning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours wives.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11 The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christs blood will not justify without believing; they are both put together in the text, Faith in his blood.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whose sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be put to death; they have committed perversion; their blood is upon them.^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mans self is most near to him, therefore this sin of self-murder breaks both the law of God, and the bonds of nature.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For Papists to say they make use of an image to put them in mind of God, is as if a woman should say she keeps company with another man to put her in mind of her husband.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14 If a man takes a wife and her mother also, it is depravity; they shall be burned to death, both he and they, that there may be no depravity among you.^ When the apostle says ( Rom 10: 14 ): How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The devil is the great master-thief, he robbed us of our coat of innocence, and he persuades men to take up his trade; he tells men how bravely they shall live by thieving, and how they may catch an estate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

15 If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the animal. .16 If a woman approaches any animal and has sexual relations with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.^ From serving on earth, you shall be taken up to reign in heaven, and shall sit with Christ upon his throne.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The greatest honour you can put upon your spiritual fathers, is to believe and obey their doctrine.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people; he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, he shall be subject to punishment.^ Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a man carries a bag of money that has been given him, it is heavy, but the delight takes off the burden.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

18 If a man lies with a woman having her sickness [menstrual period] and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow and she has laid bare her flow of blood; both of them shall be cut off from their people.
.19 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for that is to lay bare one’s own flesh; they shall be subject to punishment.^ The lusts of your father you will do.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will you disgrace your heavenly Father?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot honour your Father in heaven unless you honour your earthly parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.20 If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall be subject to punishment; they shall die childless.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God says, as 1 Kings 20: 39 : Keep this man: if he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They shall not be destructive punishments, but medicines; they shall corrode and eat out the venom of sin; they shall polish and refine our grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No man shall take the upper or the nether millstone to pledge, for he taketh a mans life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Divination
.27 A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned to death, their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The adulterer and adulteress shall surely be put to death; and the usual death was stoning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 22

Distinguishing Between Rape and Adultery
.If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.^ Thou shalt not be for another man Hos 3: 3 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 23, New Revised Standard Version [6]

Acceptable sacrifices
.10...When you enter the land that I am giving you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have chosen you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11 He shall raise the sheaf before the Lord, so that you may find acceptance; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall raise it.^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That I may press you to Sabbath-sanctification, consider what great blessings God has promised to the strict observers of this day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12 On the day when you raise the sheaf, you shall offer a lamb a year old, without blemish, as a burnt-offering to the Lord.^ Seneca, an old heathen, could say, Nullus mihi per otium dies exit ; No day passes me without some labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have seen the manner of sanctifying the Lords-day by reading, meditation, prayer, hearing the word, and by singing of psalms to make melody to the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

13 And the grain-offering with it shall be two-tenths of an ephah of choice flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire of pleasing odour to the Lord; and the drink-offering with it shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat no bread or parched grain or fresh ears until that very day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your settlements.
.15 And from the day after the sabbath, from the day on which you bring the sheaf of the elevation-offering, you shall count off seven weeks; they shall be complete.^ If the Sabbath-day is to be kept holy, they are reproved who, instead of sanctifying the Sabbath, profane it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That I may press you to Sabbath-sanctification, consider what great blessings God has promised to the strict observers of this day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is good to rest on the Sabbath-day from the works of our calling; but if we rest from labour and do no more, the ox and the ass keep the Sabbath as well as we; for they rest from labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.16 You shall count until the day after the seventh sabbath, fifty days; then you shall present an offering of new grain to the Lord.^ The Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 You shall bring from your settlements two loaves of bread as an elevation-offering, each made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of choice flour, baked with leaven, as first fruits to the Lord.^ The Lord might have demanded your children to be offered in sacrifice; he might have bid you cut and lance yourselves, or lie in hell awhile; but he only desires your love, he would only have this flower.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot honour your spiritual fathers more, than by thriving under their ministry, and living upon the sermons which they preach.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.18 You shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt-offering to the Lord, along with their grain-offering and their drink-offerings, an offering by fire of pleasing odour to the Lord.^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The young storks, by an instinct of nature, bring meat to the old ones when, by reason of age, they are not able to fly.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jacob would not dispose of himself in marriage, though he was forty years old, without the advice and consent of his parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

19 You shall also offer one male goat for a sin-offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of well-being. .20 The priest shall raise them with the bread of the first fruits as an elevation-offering before the Lord, together with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when they had been together a while, in came the devil, and took away the harlot from the priests side, and, notwithstanding all her crying out, carried her away.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 On that same day you shall make proclamation; you shall hold a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.^ Make conscience of keeping this day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides, the work done on this day makes it honourable.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The contemplation of this would work in us such a frame of heart as is suitable to a holy God; it would make us reverence his name and hallow his day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

This is a statute for ever in all your settlements throughout your generations.

Leviticus 24

Offering of bread
5 You shall take choice flour, and bake twelve loaves of it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf. .6 You shall place them in two rows, six in a row, on the table of pure gold.^ O make me evangelically pure, that I may be translated to heaven, and placed among the cherubim, where I shall be as holy as thou wouldst have me to be, and as happy as I can desire to be.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.7 You shall put pure frankincense with each row, to be a token offering for the bread, as an offering by fire to the Lord.^ If you are in Christ, he has put the garment of his righteousness over you, and hell-fire can never singe it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that obey not the gospel.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8 Every sabbath day Aaron shall set them in order before the Lord regularly as a commitment of the people of Israel, as a covenant for ever. .9 They shall be for Aaron and his descendants, who shall eat them in a holy place, for they are most holy portions for him from the offerings by fire to the Lord, a perpetual due.^ Lord, who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They who will not believe a God, shall feel him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Blasphemy
.16 He that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a man blasphemed God, the Lord caused him to be stoned to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fetch him to me, for he shall surely die.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

One law for all
.22 You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen: for I am the Lord your God.^ Behold, God has more blessings for an obedient child than one; not only shall he have a long life, but a fruitful land: and not only shall he have land, but land given in love, the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As you would be careful to preserve the natural heat in your body, so be careful to preserve the heat of love to God in your soul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is not unrighteous to forget your labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, in that you have ministered to the saints.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Numbers 23, Authorised Version

23 What hath God wrought!

Deuteronomy 2, New Revised Standard Version

Moses slaughters the inhabitants of Sihon
31 The Lord said to me [Moses], ‘See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. .Begin now to take possession of his land.’ 32 So when Sihon came out against us, he and all his people for battle at Jahaz, 33 the Lord our God gave him over to us; and we struck him down, along with his offspring and all his people.^ Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by his having an interest in us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, then all that is in God is ours.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

34 At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor. 35 Only the livestock we kept as spoil for ourselves, as well as the plunder of the towns that we had captured. .36 From Aroer on the edge of the Wadi Arnon (including the town that is in the wadi itself) as far as Gilead, there was no citadel too high for us.^ If the word preached does us no good, there is no other way by which we can be saved.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Lord our God gave everything to us.^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will entirely love us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will be a God to us as long as he is a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[7]

Deuteronomy 3, New Revised Standard Version

Moses destroys Bashan
.1 When we headed up the road to Bashan, King Og of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, for battle at Edrei.^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God raises us out of a low condition, and we lift him up in our praises, and honour him with our substance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when they had been together a while, in came the devil, and took away the harlot from the priests side, and, notwithstanding all her crying out, carried her away.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.2 The Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have handed him over to you, along with his people and his land.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This fearing God is (1) To have him always in our eye, I have set the Lord always before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Do to him as you did to King Sihon of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.’ 3 So the Lord our God also handed over to us King Og of Bashan and all his people.^ Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by his having an interest in us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

We struck him down until not a single survivor was left. .4 At that time we captured all his towns; there was no citadel that we did not take from them—sixty towns, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.^ Among the Scythians, if a man did forswear himself, he was to have his head stricken off; because, if perjury were allowed, there would be no living in a commonwealth; it would take away all faith and truth from among men.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If all things be common, there can be no theft, and so this commandment would be in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of all sins, beware of the rock of unbelief Take heed lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief Heb 3: 12 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

5 All these were fortress towns with high walls, double gates, and bars, besides a great many villages. .6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we had done to King Sihon of Heshbon, in each city utterly destroying men, women, and children.^ There came in two men, children of Belial, and witnessed against Naboth, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king: and their witness took away his life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Caesar riding through a city, and seeing the women play with dogs and parrots, said, Sure they have no children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

7 But all the livestock and the plunder of the towns we kept as spoil for ourselves. [8]

Deuteronomy 5, Literal Translation [9]

The Ten Commandments
.7You shall have no other gods before Me.^ There is really no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ II. That we must have no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8You shall not make a graven image for you, any likeness of anything in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, and in the waters from under the earth. .9You shall not bow yourself to them nor serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, and on the third, and on the fourth generation of those that hate Me, 10and doing kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.^ III. Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What shall we do in order to love God aright?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.^ The Lord will not hold him guiltless.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we seem to worship God, but withdraw our heart from him, we take his name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Swear not at all, that is, rashly and sinfully, so as to take Gods name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah your God has commanded you.^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We keep the Sabbath-day holy, by consecrating and dedicating this day to the service of the high God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

13Six days you shall labor, and shall do all your work, 14And the seventh day shall be a sabbath to Jehovah your God. .You shall not do any work, you nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male slave, nor your female slave, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger that is within your gates; so that your male slave and your female slave may rest like yourself.^ Either superiors, and they are, more private, as parents and masters; or more public, as magistrates; or inferiors, as natives, children, and servants, Thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidservant; or foreigners, thy stranger that is within thy gates.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We cannot be like God in omniscience, or in working miracles; but we may be like him in doing works of mercy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is good to rest on the Sabbath-day from the works of our calling; but if we rest from labour and do no more, the ox and the ass keep the Sabbath as well as we; for they rest from labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.15And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm.^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ II. Which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first expression is, Which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.On account of this Jehovah your God has commanded you to keep the sabbath day.^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

16Honor your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God has commanded you, so that your days may be prolonged, and so that it may be well with you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you.
17You shall not commit murder.
18And you shall not commit adultery.
19And you shall not steal.
20And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
.21You shall not lust after your neighbor's wife; nor shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, nor his male slave, nor his female slave, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything which is your neighbor's.^ The lusts of your father you will do.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Deuteronomy 6

Jewish credo (The Shema)
ד: שמע ישראל: יהוה אלהינו, יהוה אחד
ה: ואהבת את יהוה אלהיך, בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך ובכל מאדך
ו: והיו הדברים האלה, אשר אנכי מצוך היום על לבבך
ז: ושננתם לבניך ודברת בם, בשבתך בביתך ובלכתך בדרך ובשכבך ובקומך
ח: וקשרתם לאות על ידך והיו לטטפות בין עיניך
ט: וכתבתם על מזזות ביתך, ובשעריך.
4 Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.
.5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.^ Beg of God that he will give you a heart to love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


.6 And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart.^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I. There is in these words a solemn command.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


.7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.^ The promise is to you and to your children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye shall teach them your children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


8 And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
.9 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a prince were to come to your house, what preparation would you make for his entertainment!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you will love him, you shall have such a reward as exceeds your faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Note: English translation from The Jewish FAQ.

Deuteronomy 13, New Revised Standard Version

Divination by dreams
.5 ...those who divine by dreams shall be put to death for having spoken treason against the Lord your God.^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[10]

Deuteronomy 14, New Revised Standard Version

Free slaves after seven years
.12 If a member of your community, whether a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold* to you and works for you for six years, in the seventh year you shall set that person free.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He says, you shall not set up any statue, image, nor picture, to represent me; these things I hate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have honour from your children, set them a good example.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.13 And when you send a male slave* out from you a free person, you shall not send him out empty-handed.^ If you will love him, you shall have such a reward as exceeds your faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you pour water into a pump, the pump will send water again out freely; so, if parents pour in something of their estate to their children, children worthy of the name will pour out obedience again to their parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot say you have health, and shall have it for ever; you have a child, and shall have it for ever; but if God be your God, you shall have him for ever.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14 Provide liberally out of your flock, your threshing-floor, and your wine press, thus giving to him some of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you.^ Beg of God that he will give you a heart to love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Feed the flock of God which is among you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; for this reason I lay this command upon you today. [11]

Deuteronomy 16, King James Version

Appoint honest judges
18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. .19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.^ It is not said, Thou shalt not take away his house; but Thou shalt not covet it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Neither shalt thou set up any image; which the Lord thy God hateth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 28, King James Version

.4Blessed shall be the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.^ Blessed shall be the fruit of thy ground: blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Behold, God has more blessings for an obedient child than one; not only shall he have a long life, but a fruitful land: and not only shall he have land, but land given in love, the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If thou shalt hearken to the voice of the Lord, to do all his commandments, blessed shalt thou be in the field: blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Old Testament: Historical books

Joshua 1:9

God's blessing
You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. You shall wander far in safety, though you do not know the way. .You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You shall see the face of God and live.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As the face is represented in a glass, so in Christ, as in a transparent glass, we see Gods beauty and love shine forth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let them have but corn and oil, and you shall never hear them complain of the want of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown. .If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.^ When the fire is going out, you throw on fuel; so when the flame of love is going out, make use of the ordinances as sacred fuel to keep the fire of your love burning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you stand before the power of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you through it all.^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He stands upon the threshold of hell; and when death gives him a push, he tumbles in.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs. .Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.^ Though he shall one day be a close prisoner in chains, yet now he insults and tyrannises over the souls of men.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Say not I shall sink under this burden; or as David, I shall one day perish by the hand of Saul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God has given us six days, and taken but one to himself, shall we grudge him any part of that day?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of Me, blessed, blessed are you! Be not afraid. I go before you always. .Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.^ He rested the seventh day; as if the Lord should say, Will you not follow me as a pattern?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Joshua 6 New Revised Standard Version

Joshua conquers Jericho
20So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpets, they raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat; so the people charged straight ahead into the city and captured it. .21Then they devoted to destruction by the edge of the sword all in the city, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys.^ The young storks, by an instinct of nature, bring meat to the old ones when, by reason of age, they are not able to fly.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Caesar riding through a city, and seeing the women play with dogs and parrots, said, Sure they have no children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Parents brought up children when they were young, and children ought to nourish their parents when they are old.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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Joshua 8 New Revised Standard Version

Joshua slaughters the inhabitants of Ai
.24 When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and when all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and attacked it with the edge of the sword.^ I have read of some inhabitants near Athens, who, living in a very dry and barren island, took much pains to draw a river to the island to water it and make it fruitful; but when they had opened the passages, and brought the river to it, the water broke in with such force, that it drowned the land, and all the people in it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.25 The total of those who fell that day, both men and women, was twelve thousand—all the people of Ai.^ All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All the people fell on their faces and said, The Lord he is the God!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But these rather flee to idolatry; and are herein like the people of Israel, who, notwithstanding all the idolatry and tyranny of Egypt, longed to go back to Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

26 For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the sword, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. 27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their booty, according to the word of the Lord that he had issued to Joshua. 28 So Joshua burned Ai, and made it for ever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day. 29 And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, threw it down at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised over it a great heap of stones, which stands there to this day. [13]

Judges 12, King James Version

Shibboleths
.5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite?^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let the wicked forsake his way, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let it not be said of us, that unto this day the vail is upon their heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If he said, Nay; 6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. .Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.^ God is an infinite ocean of blessedness, and there is enough in him to fill us: as if a thousand vessels were thrown into the sea, there is enough in the sea to fill them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the people of Rome saw Caesars bloody robe, they were incensed against them that slew him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They sometimes have strong affections towards him, at other times the fit is off, and they find little or no love stirring in them; but it is not so with Christs love to them, it is a love of eternity.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Judges 16, New International Version

ט והארב, ישב לה בחדר, ותאמר אליו, פלשתים עליך שמשון; וינתק, את-היתרים, כאשר ינתק פתיל-הנערת בהריחו אש, ולא נודע כחו.
.9 With men hidden in the room, she called to him, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!"^ Wicked men who are a burden to God have no right to cast their burden upon him; but such as have God for their God are called upon to cast their burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

But he snapped the thongs as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.
10 Then Delilah said to Samson, "You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. .Come now, tell me how you can be tied."^ Now, when persons will not ask themselves the question, then God will bring the question to them, How came you in hither to my table, not prepared?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should next show you the modes, or manner, how we should keep the Sabbath day holy; but before I come to that, we have a great question to consider.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform.^ There are three cords that draw men to adultery: the inclination of the heart, the persuasion of evil company, and the embraces of the harlot; and this threefold cord is not easily broken.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, "O Sovereign LORD, remember me. .O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes."^ Two eyes and one soul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To think to keep the heart fixed in prayer, and yet let the eye gaze, is as if one should think to keep his house safe, and yet let the windows be open.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, when thou criest to God, Lord give me a heart to love thee, it is my grief I can love thee no more; surely this prayer will please the Lord, and he will pour out his Spirit upon thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ל ויאמר שמשון, תמות נפשי עם-פלשתים, ויט בכח, ויפל הבית על-הסרנים ועל-כל-העם אשר-בו; ויהיו המתים, אשר המית במותו, רבים, מאשר המית בחייו.
.30 Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!"^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it.^ Christ taught daily in the temple: and all the people were very attentive to hear him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No sooner was Nebuchadnezzars golden image set up, but all the people fell down and worshipped it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.^ The cup kills more than the cannon.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many have gone with more pains to hell, than others have to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1st Samuel

1st Samuel 9:2 (KJV)

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  • And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.^ If it be said, there is no mention here made of children; I answer, neither are servants named; and yet it cannot be supposed but that, in so great a family, there were some servants.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I discerned a young man, and there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot; so she caught him and kissed him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Often quoted as "he was head and shoulders taller than any of the people.

1st Samuel 15:32

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  • And Agag came unto him delicately.^ King Solomon, when his mother came to him, rose off his throne, and bowed himself unto her.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. .(KJV)
  • And Agag came unto him in chains.^ King Solomon, when his mother came to him, rose off his throne, and bowed himself unto her.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And Agag said: "Surely the bitterness of death is at hand." (JPS)
  • Agag came to him confidently thinking, "Surely the bitterness of death is past." (NIV)

2nd Samuel 2

יד ויאמר אבנר, אל-יואב, יקומו נא הנערים, וישחקו לפנינו; ויאמר יואב, יקמו.
14 Abner said to Joab, “Please let the young men arise and play before us!” Joab said, “Let them arise!”
17 The battle that day was very fierce, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by David's men.

1st Kings 7

23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people

.If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We should begin here to eternise Gods name, and do that work on earth which we shall be always doing in heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many seldom mention Gods name but in oaths, for which sin the land mourns.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Book of Job is a separate article.

Psalms is a separate article.

Proverbs is a separate article.

Song of Solomon is a separate article.

Old Testament: Prophetic books

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 49:14-16

But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? .Though she may forget, I will not forget you!^ Though you cannot impart grace to your children, yet you may impart knowledge.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

Isaiah 50:5-7

.The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.^ A Christian should say as Jesus Christ did, Lord, not my will but thy will be done.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.^ If it be a great blessing to be delivered from the Egypt of popish idolatry, it shows the sin and folly of those who, being brought out of Egypt, are willing to return to it again.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ says not, Ye took away my meat; but Ye gave me no meat; ye did not feed my members, therefore depart from me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Absalom was a disobedient son, who sought to deprive his father of his life and crown; and he did not live out half his days.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The more helpful we are to others, the more like we are to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore children in their infancy, being Gods servants, why should they not have baptism, which is the tessera , the mark or seal which God sets upon his servants?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Isaiah 53:5

He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. .It was our sins that did that to Him, that ripped and tore and crushed Him.^ If God be our God, let us improve our interest in him, let us cast all our burdens upon him: the burden of our fears, our wants and our sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did we love God more, our minds would be more intent upon him in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin did not live in him, but it was laid upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 1, King James Version

.11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou?^ And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A wicked man may say, Lord, thou hast delivered me out of the pit of corruption; but a godly man may say, Lord, thou hast loved me out of the pit of corruption.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lord, we have preached to the people thou sentest us to, we have showed them our commission, we have declared unto them thy whole counsel, but they have not believed a word we spake.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. .12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.^ Hast thou been affected with the word?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hast thou but one blessing, O my father, said Esau.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 22, King James Version

.15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?^ Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Covetousness breaks the second commandment: Thou shalt not make any graven image, thou shalt not bow thyself to them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not kill: thou shalt do no hurt to thyself.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?^ The Rechabites were forbidden by their father to drink wine; and they obeyed him, and were commended for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was the joy and rejoicing of my heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 29:11-13

.For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.^ Know them, says the apostle, which labour among you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you love God, he will interest you in all his riches and dignities, he will give you heaven and earth for your dowry, he will set a crown on your head.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Then when you call upon Me and come and pray to Me, I will hear you.^ He is convinced that it is a duty to pray in his family, yet he can go days and months, and God never hears of him; he calls God Father, but never asks his blessing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have the preaching of the word effectual, come to it with tenderness upon your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.When you search for Me, you will find Me; if you seek Me with all your heart, I will let you find Me.^ Ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Lamentations 3:20-23, 37-39, 55-59

My soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. .They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.^ His compassions are new every morning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Who do you think "spoke and it happened"? It's the Master who gives such orders.^ Think not that birth, or high parts, no, nor even grace, will exempt you from obedience to your master.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such children, or monsters shall I say, are to blame who are ashamed of their parents when they are old and fallen into decay; and when they ask for bread give them a stone.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you had a friend who should say, Come when you will to me, I will supply you with money, would you think it a trouble to visit that friend often?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Doesn't the High God speak everything, good things and hard things alike, into being?^ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we pray for outward things, for riches or children, perhaps God sees these things not to be good for us; and our prayers should comport with his will.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God then dips his pen in gall, and writes bitter things; his poisoned arrows stick fast into the heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And why would anyone gifted with life complain when punished for sin?
.I called out Your name, O God, called from the bottom of the pit.^ God is not unrighteous to forget your labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, in that you have ministered to the saints.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To commit sin is bad enough; but to swear to commit sin, is a high profanation of Gods name, and as it were, calls God to approve our sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You listened when I called out, 'Don't shut Your ears!^ A child out of a calling is like fallow ground; and what can you expect should grow up but weeds of disobedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What is whispered in your ear you are not to publish on the house-top.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the fire is going out, you throw on fuel; so when the flame of love is going out, make use of the ordinances as sacred fuel to keep the fire of your love burning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Get me out of here! Save me!' .You came close when I called out.^ A child out of a calling is like fallow ground; and what can you expect should grow up but weeds of disobedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You said, 'It's going to be all right.' You took my side, Master; You brought me back alive! God, You saw the wrongs heaped on me. Give me my day in court!

Ezekiel 23, New International Version

19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. .20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.^ Those locusts in Rev 9: 7 , are an emblem of sin: On their heads were crowns like gold, and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions, and there were stings in their tails.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.^ Though the minister holds out the breasts of the ordinances to you, he cares not as long as you do not suck the sincere milk of the word.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The devil cares not how many sermon-pills you take, so long as they do not work upon your conscience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

27 So I will put a stop to the lewdness and prostitution you began in Egypt. You will not look on these things with longing or remember Egypt anymore.

Ezekiel 25:17

.And I will execute great vengeance upon thee with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.^ He shall depart from thee, and his children with him, for they are my servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christian having viewed the superlative excellences in God, and being stricken with a holy admiration of his perfections, singles him out from all other objects to set his heart upon, and says as Jacob, The Lord shall be my God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Ezekiel 33:9

.If you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While you slept, perhaps the truth was delivered which might have converted your souls.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Daniel 2:44, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

.And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin.^ The dreadful fire which broke out in London began on the Sabbath-day; as if God would tell us from heaven he was then punishing us for our Sabbath profanation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It robs God of his due, and the very heathen will rise up in judgement against such Christians; for the heathen, as Macrobius notes, observed a whole day to their false gods.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He is convinced that it is a duty to pray in his family, yet he can go days and months, and God never hears of him; he calls God Father, but never asks his blessing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.

Michah 4:3 Swords into plowshares..spears into pruninghooks...neither shall they learn war any more

.And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.^ Because some sins are not capable of pardon as others are, therefore they must needs be more heinous, as the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They that will be rich fall into a snare, and many hurtful lusts, which drown men in perdition.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Micah 6:8

.But He's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women.^ What greater disparagement to the infinite God than to represent him by that which is unite; the living God, by that which is without life; and the Maker of all by a thing which is made?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How can a parent look with comfort on that child who was never dedicated to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don't take yourself too seriously - take God seriously.^ This is loving God, to take delight in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is nothing but your love that God desires.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.NKJV And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?^ Labour to know that Gods mercy is for you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gods mercy is for them that love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Habakkuk 2:3

These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Old Testament: Writings

Psalms, Proverbs and Job are separate articles.

Ecclesiastes 1, American Standard Version

ב': הבל הבלים אמר קהלת, הבל הבלים הכל הבל.
2. “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
ד': דור הלך ודור בא, והארץ לעולם עמדת
.4. "One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever."^ There is a great difference between one who goes to a garden for flowers to wear in her bosom, and another that goes for flowers to make syrups and medicines.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ז': כל-הנחלים הלכים אל-הים, והים איננו מלא; אל-מקום, שהנחלים הלכים--שם הם שבים, ללכת.
.7. "All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The mariner will not put to sea but on the Sabbath, and so runs full sail into the violation of this command.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again."^ At a place called Epoletium, there perished by an earthquake 350 persons, while they were offering sacrifice to idols.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ט': מה-שהיה, הוא שיהיה, ומה-שנעשה, הוא שיעשה; ואין כל-חדש, תחת השמש.
.9. That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.^ There were but two sacraments under the law, therefore there are no more now.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The philosopher says there can be no gold without the influence of the sun; certainly there can be no golden joy in the soul without Gods sweet presence and influence.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If all things be common, there can be no theft, and so this commandment would be in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

18. For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 3, American Standard Version

For everything there is a season
א לכל, זמן; ועת לכל-חפץ, תחת השמים. {פ}
ב עת ללדת, ועת למות;
עת לטעת, ועת לעקור נטוע.
ג עת להרוג ועת לרפוא,
עת לפרוץ ועת לבנות.
ד עת לבכות ועת לשחוק,
עת ספוד ועת רקוד.
ה עת להשליך אבנים, ועת כנוס אבנים;
עת לחבוק, ועת לרחק מחבק.
ו עת לבקש ועת לאבד,
עת לשמור ועת להשליך.
ז עת לקרוע ועת לתפור,
עת לחשות ועת לדבר.
ח עת לאהב ועת לשנא,
עת מלחמה ועת שלום. {פ}
.3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
3:2 a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3:3 a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
3:4 a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
3:5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace,
and a time to refrain from embracing;
3:6 a time to seek,
and a time to lose;
a time to keep,
and a time to cast away;
3:7 a time to tear,
and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
3:8 a time to love,
and a time to hate;
a time for war,
and a time for peace.
^ Their souls are in Egypt, in houses where there is drinking, swearing, Sabbath-breaking, and where Gods name is every day dishonoured.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though there be death and hell at every step, we will march on under Satans colours.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How often in hearing the word, the thoughts dance up and down; and, when the eye is upon the minister, the mind is upon other things.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


New Testament

Matthew 5:13

  • 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.

Matthew 6:5

  • The hypocrites ... love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men.

Matthew 10:42

  • If, as My representatives, you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.

Matthew 16:26

  • For what profit is it to a man if he gains the world and loses his own soul?

Matthew 24:14, New World Translation version

.And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.^ If the devil should come and carry away all that are guilty of bodily uncleanness in this nation, I fear more would be carried away than would be left behind.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They raised for a slander of Paul, that he preached Men might do evil that good might come of it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Luke 2:29-32, King James Version

  • 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 people Israel.

Luke 10:20

  • Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 21:13-19

This will be a time for you to bear testimony. Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. .You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some have thus provoked their children: they have stinted them, and kept them so short, that they have forced them upon indirect courses, and made them put forth their hands to iniquity.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some who profess religion cannot bridle their tongue; they care not what they say in their anger; they will even curse their passions.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. .By your endurance you will gain your lives.^ You cannot honour your spiritual fathers more, than by thriving under their ministry, and living upon the sermons which they preach.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore take heed of this sin; lucrum in arca, damnum in conscientia [you gain materially, but your conscience suffers loss].
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

John 1, King James Version

5 And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.

John 3, King James Version

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.

John 8:7

  • Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone.

John 8:32

  • And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 15:13

  • Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

John 16:22, King James Version

  • 'And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.'

John 21:25, King James Version

.
  • And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.^ There are many in the ministry so ignorant that they had need to be taught the first principles of the oracles of God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A Christian should say as Jesus Christ did, Lord, not my will but thy will be done.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Could we tell men of a rich purchase, they would diligently attend; and should they not much more, when the gospel of grace is preached unto them?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Amen.

Romans is also contained in a separate article.

Romans 1:16-25, King James Version

.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.^ To turn them from the power of Satan unto God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In every part of worship we must present Christ to God in the arms of our faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A spot in black cloth is not so much observed, but a spot in scarlet attracts every ones eye; so a sin in the wicked is not so much wondered at, it is a spot in black; but a sin in a child of God is a spot in scarlet, which is more visible, and brings odium and dishonour upon the gospel.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.^ The just shall live by his faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But how shall we praise God in a right manner for deliverance?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.^ Imitate God, who is the pattern of truth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Princes, indeed, for special reasons, sometimes dispense with penal statutes, and will not enforce the severity of the law; but God, who spake all these words, binds men with a subpoena to yield obedience to every law.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.^ They do not love him as a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They do not believe in him as a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He that believeth not God has made him a liar.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.^ They changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They made the image of a beast to be their god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the image of God made he man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.^ It is more honour to serve God, than to have kings serve us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I gave them up to their own hearts lust.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Amen.

Romans 3:23, King James Version

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

Romans 5:3-4

Tribulation produces perserverance, and perserverance, character, and character, hope.

Romans 8:6

Obsession with self... is a dead end; attention to .God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.^ The dreadful fire which broke out in London began on the Sabbath-day; as if God would tell us from heaven he was then punishing us for our Sabbath profanation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is an infinite ocean of blessedness, and there is enough in him to fill us: as if a thousand vessels were thrown into the sea, there is enough in the sea to fill them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 8: 38-39

.For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.^ He who loves God is not much in love with anything else.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 9:20-21

.Since God knows what's best for you, you should gratefully accept the way He has fashioned you.^ Labour to know that Gods mercy is for you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God, redeemed with the blood of God, what endeavours should you use for the saving of these souls!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Bible says, "What right have you, a human being, to cross-examine God?^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you search through the whole Bible, there is not one sin that God has more followed with plagues than idolatry.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The pot has no right to say to the potter: 'Why did you make me this shape?'^ God will say, Why did you not obey?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ says not, Ye took away my meat; but Ye gave me no meat; ye did not feed my members, therefore depart from me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Surely a potter can do what he likes with the clay!"

Romans 9:33, King James Version

  • As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 12: 1-2

.Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.^ Think not that birth, or high parts, no, nor even grace, will exempt you from obedience to your master.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In honouring and obeying your parents, you please God as well as when you repent and believe.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When Saturday evening approaches, sound a retreat; call your minds off from the world and summon your thoughts together, to think of the great work of the approaching day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Instead, fix your attention on God.^ Implore the help of Gods Spirit to fix your minds, and make them intent and serious in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have your thoughts fixed in prayer, get more love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would keep your mind fixed on God, watch your hearts, not only after prayer, but in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. .Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God has brought you at any time out of the house of bondage, out of great and eminent troubles, be much in praise.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God can make the text good, personally and nationally, to bring his people out of the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 12:5-8

.Since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be.^ If Christ had enjoined us to have given him thousands of rams, or to have parted with the fruit of our bodies, would we not have done it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their memories are like a strainer, that lets go all the pure liquor, and retains only the dregs.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They fear Christ is not formed in them, they fear they have no right to the promise; and these fears in the heart cause tears in the eye; whereas, would they but search and examine, they might find they had grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.^ It is not having common gifts which shows we belong to God; many have the gifts of God without God; but it is grace that gives us a true genuine title to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. .If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.^ This may encourage us to serve him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shows mercy to thousands of them that love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God visits iniquity to the third and fourth generation only, but he shows mercy to a thousand generations.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 13:1

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. .You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else.^ If you have a beast that falls sick, you will not turn it off, but have it looked to, and pay for its cure; and will you be kinder to your horses than to your servants?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence. .God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.^ Either God will deliver them from death, or by death; he will make a way of escape.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God allows recruits of nature, and what may fit us the better for his service; but beware of surfeit.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is well for the plant that is set in a bad soil, to be transplanted to a better, where it may grow and flourish; so it is a mercy when any who are planted among idolaters, are removed and transplanted into Zion, where the silver drops of Gods word make them grow in holiness.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Corinthians 13

1If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. .2And if I have the gift of prophesy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.^ Such glorious rewards are laid up for them that love God, that as Augustine says, they not only transcend our reason, but faith itself is not able to comprehend them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we had knowledge as the angels, or faith of miracles, yet without love it would profit nothing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.^ We may give the creature the milk of our love, but God must have the cream.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ill-gotten things may be restored by ones own hand, or by proxy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we love the jewel more than him that gave it, God will take away the jewel, that our love may return to him again.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

4Love is patient, love is kind. .It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, 5it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, 6it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.^ He does not need our love, and yet he seeks it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.7It bears all things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things.^ Of all things God cannot endure to have his kindness slighted.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If he should say No, I do not believe any such thing, or that thou carest at all for me; I appeal to you whether this would not be odious ingratitude?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But it cannot be said to a believer, that his God is taken away; He may lose all things else, but cannot lose his God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tounges, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. 9For we know partially and we prophesy partially, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. .11When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.^ For Papists to say they make use of an image to put them in mind of God, is as if a woman should say she keeps company with another man to put her in mind of her husband.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

12At present, we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. .13So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.^ In another sense it is more excellent, respectu durationis , in respect of the continuance of it: it is the most durable grace; as faith and hope will shortly cease, but love will remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.^ God made some intelligible sound, or fanned a voice in the air, which, to the Jews was as though God himself was speaking to them.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On this day the thoughts rise to heaven, the tongue speaks of God, and is as the pen of a ready writer, the eyes drop tears, and the soul burns in love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .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, but have not love, I am nothing.^ We could give him nothing in lieu of his love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though we cannot, with Mary, bring our body ointment to anoint his body, we do more than this, whence bring him our love, which is sweeter to him than all ointments and perfumes.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.^ At the sacrament the believing spouse meets with Christ; he saith to her, All I have is thine; my love is thine, to pity thee; my mercy is thine, to save thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We could give him nothing in lieu of his love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suppose a king, to redeem a captive, should part with his crown of gold, and when he had done this should say to the redeemed man, All I desire of thee in lieu of my kindness, is to believe that I love thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


    Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
    .When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.^ If I have taken away any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, to alter or take away any thing from a mans will and testament, is great impiety.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Paul, before conversion, verily thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus ( Acts 26: 9 ); but, when he became a penitent, he was of another mind.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
    .And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.^ In another sense it is more excellent, respectu durationis , in respect of the continuance of it: it is the most durable grace; as faith and hope will shortly cease, but love will remain.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In heaven we shall need no repentance, because we shall have no sin; no faith, because we shall see God face to face; but love to God shall abide for ever.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All the joy we hope for in heaven is in God; and shall not he who shall be our joy then, be our love now?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • I Corinthians Ch. .13 (NKJV)
  • 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. 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.^ God made some intelligible sound, or fanned a voice in the air, which, to the Jews was as though God himself was speaking to them.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, though the word sounded in their ear, yet they minded not what was said to them, their thoughts were upon other things; therefore, it was all as one as if they did not hear.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He could have called to his Father for legions of angels to be his life-guard; but what need for even that, when his own Godhead could have defended himself from all assaults?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .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.^ Say, Lord, though my body is kept pure, yet my soul is defiled, I pollute all I touch.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though we cannot, with Mary, bring our body ointment to anoint his body, we do more than this, whence bring him our love, which is sweeter to him than all ointments and perfumes.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would have my hand cut off, says Chrysostom, rather than I would give Christs body and blood to the profane.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    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. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
    ^ Love is a lovely grace; love thinketh no evil.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He says, you shall not set up any statue, image, nor picture, to represent me; these things I hate.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


    .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 childish things.^ If I have taken away any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, to alter or take away any thing from a mans will and testament, is great impiety.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Paul, before conversion, verily thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus ( Acts 26: 9 ); but, when he became a penitent, he was of another mind.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .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 am known.^ To tell men of sin, is to hold a glass to one that is deformed, who cannot endure to see his own face.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the face is represented in a glass, so in Christ, as in a transparent glass, we see Gods beauty and love shine forth.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It may cause more thankfulness in us, seeing the most part go into the house of bondage, even to hell.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
    • I Corinthians Ch. 13 (KJV) The word Charity is here used as a translation of the Latin Caritas, and the original Greek Agape, which were words for "Love", and used to denote the highest and most self-transcending forms of Love.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8, King James Version

.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.^ He that delivered me unto thee, has the greater sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If he has delivered you from the hell of sin, he has delivered you from the hell of torment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin is the Trojan horse, the Phaeton that sets all on fire; it is the womb of our sorrows, and the grave of our comfort.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. .8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.^ But God will, in due time, bring them out of their afflicted state.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it be a mercy to be brought out of Egypt, it is not desirable or safe to plant ones self in an idolatrous place, where it may be a capital crime to be seen with a Bible in our hands.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In his due time he gives an issue out of trouble.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Corinthians 15, King James Version

  • 15O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

2 Corinthians 4:8-10, King James Version

.We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 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.^ Paul did bear in his body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As with Jonathan, when he tasted the honeycomb, and his eyes were enlightened; so by receiving this holy Eucharist, our eyes may be enlightened to discern the Lords body.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Galations 1:10

Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galations 1:15-16

Even then God had designs on me. .Why, when I was still in my mother's womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity!^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now he has intervened and revealed His Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about Him.^ Augustine says, They do no less sin who blaspheme Christ now in heaven, than the Jews did who crucified him on earth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Galations 6:1-5

Live creatively, friends. .If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself.^ Thou hast a God to pardon thy sins and to supply thy wants; therefore roll your burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out.^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should next show you the modes, or manner, how we should keep the Sabbath day holy; but before I come to that, we have a great question to consider.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake with you out of the midst of the fire.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived... Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others...

Ephesians 1:15-19

.Every time I pray, I'd think of you and give thanks.^ You must give an account for every sermon you hear.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

But I do more than thank. I ask - ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of Glory - to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life.

Ephesians 4:1

.I want you to get out there and walk - better yet, run!^ While you relieve not such as are in want, you walk in opposition to the gospel; you cause it to be evil spoken of, and lay it open to the lash and censure of others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Had there been no iron furnace in Egypt, yet so many altars being there, and false gods, it was a great privilege to Israel to be delivered out of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

- on the road God has called you to travel.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ... shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too - the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity.

1 Timothy 1:15, King James Version

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

1 Timothy 4:12

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version

.Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.^ When ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Love the word that comes most home to the conscience; bless God when your corruptions have been met with, when the sword of the Spirit has divided between you and your sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us bless God who has given us the knowledge of his truth, that we have tasted the honey of his word, and our eyes are enlightened.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Hebrews 13:2, NKJV

.Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.^ The apostle says, Some have entertained angels unawares ( Heb 13: 2 ), but many masters have entertained thieves in their houses unawares.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

James 4:17

.Therefore, to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.^ Thou hast a God to pardon thy sins and to supply thy wants; therefore roll your burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mans self is most near to him, therefore this sin of self-murder breaks both the law of God, and the bonds of nature.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has spoken to us long in his word to leave our sins, but we would not hear him; therefore he lets us speak to him in prayer and seems not to hear us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Peter 3:4

.Your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle, quiet spirit, is of great worth in God's eyes.^ Set the eyes of your faith on Christ-God-man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let the sense of Gods omniscient eye overawe your hearts.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Love the word that comes most home to the conscience; bless God when your corruptions have been met with, when the sword of the Spirit has divided between you and your sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 John 4:18

.There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.^ There is no casting up accounts in a crowd; nor can we examine ourselves when we are in a crowd of worldly business.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is so, because, if it be wanting, there can be no religion in the heart; there can be no faith, for faith works by love.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jude, Verse 3, King James Version

  • Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Quotes about the Bible

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  • Too many of our best scholars, themselves indoctrinated from infancy in a religion of one kind or another based upon the Bible, are so locked into the idea of their own god as a supernatural fact – something final, not symbolic of transcendence, but a personage with a character and will of his own – that they are unable to grasp the idea of a worship that is not of the symbol but of its reference, which is of a mystery of much greater age and of more immediate inward reality than the name-and-form of any historical ethnic idea of a deity, whatsoever ...^ Then God would befriend them more than he did his own Son.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If God be our God, he will bear with many infirmities.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The name of Jehovah was had in more reverence among the Jews than any other name of God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    and is of a sophistication that makes the sentimentalism of our popular Bible-story theology seem undeveloped. – .Joseph Campbell
  • The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post "Thou shalt not steal", "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and "Thou shalt not lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians.^ Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God says, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Covetousness is a breach of the seventh commandment, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    It creates a hostile work environment. – George Carlin

For the Bible

  • If you have no Bible, you have no way to live. Those who either don't have the Bible or choose to curse the Bible are lost. They have nothing to guide them to redemption. I feel sorry for them. - Rosa Parks
  • If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. .If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.^ That no man go beyond, and defraud his brother.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us abhor ourselves for our deadness and formality in religion; how we have professed God, and yet have not worshipped him as God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That we may endeavour to have God for our God, consider the misery of such as have not God for their God, in how sad a condition are they, when the hour of distress comes!
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Daniel Webster
  • I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is that in the best actions of a righteous man that is damnable, if God should weigh him in the balance of justice.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christ gave thanks that God had given these elements of bread and wine to be signs and seals of mans redemption by Christ.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By remembering our baptism, let us be stirred up to make good our baptismal engagements; renouncing the world, flesh, and devil, let us devote ourselves to God and his service.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Abraham Lincoln
  • There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no one member of the body breaks forth more in Gods dishonour than the tongue.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Sir Isaac Newton
  • The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.^ Value the book of God above all other books.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Patrick Henry
  • The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with It. – Thomas Huxley
  • The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity. – .Immanuel Kant
  • Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires, beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.^ In his attributes his holiness, justice, goodness which are the beams by which his divine nature shines forth.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, when we are in Gods presence, and he is speaking to us in his word, and we mind not much what he says, but our hearts go after covetousness, will it not offend God to be thus slighted?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let a Christian think thus, I am going to my God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Goethe
  • If the Bible is only human lore, and not divine truth, then we have no real answer to those who say, "Let's pick the best out of all religions and blend it all into Pan-Deism - one world religion with one god made out of many". – J. Sidlow Baxter, The Most Critical Issue (1991)[14]
  • That book (the bible) is the rock on which our republic stands.^ If God be our God, then all that is in God is ours.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God has made all the days, but he has blessed this.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    - Andrew Jackson

Against the Bible

  • Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
  • I cannot say whether more Alabama women own vibrators than own Bibles. If I were guessing, I would suspect that a majority derive more use out of the vibrators. Certainly more pleasure. .
  • All Bibles are man-made.^ If all the plagues in the Bible can make that man miserable, he shall be so.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Is there an intelligent man or woman now in the world who believes in the Garden of Eden story?^ A man who was being drowned, seeing a rainbow, said, What am I the better, though God will not drown the world, if I am drowned?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Faith believes that God will provide; that he who feeds the birds will feed his children; that he who clothes the lilies will clothe his lambs; and thus faith overcomes the world.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If you find any man who believes it, strike his forehead and you will hear an echo.^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Believe that God hears, and will in due time grant, believe his love and truth; believe that he is love, and therefore will not deny you; believe that he is truth, and therefore will not deny himself.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Try a moral man by the duties of the first table, piety to God, and there you will find him negligent; try a hypocrite by the duties of the second table, equity to his neighbour, and there you will find him tardy.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Something is for rent.
  • Take some time and put the Bible on your summer reading list. Try and stick with it cover to cover. Not because it teaches history; we've shown you it doesn't. .Read it because you'll see for yourself what the Bible is all about...it sure isn't great literature.^ You let the musician play a great while ere you throw him down money, because you love to hear his music.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We read, that a man who was in a journey might not come to the Passover, because his mind was full of secular cares, and his thoughts were taken up about his journey.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    If it was published as fiction, no reviewer would give it a passing grade. There are a few vivid scenes and quotable phrases, but...there's no plot. No structure. There's a tremendous amount of filler and the characters are...painfully one-dimensional. Whatever you do, don't read the Bible for a moral code. It applicates prejudice, cruelty, superstition and murder. .Read it because...we need more atheists — and nothing will get you there faster, than reading the damn Bible.^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pliny observes, that there is nothing better to quench fire than blood.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because some sins are not capable of pardon as others are, therefore they must needs be more heinous, as the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.^ Swearers, like mad dogs, fly in the face of heaven; and when they are angered, spue out their blasphemous venom on Gods sacred majesty.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I sincerely detest it, the Bible as I detest everything that is cruel. .
  • So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.^ There are Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these Three are one.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One reason why preaching the word on a Sabbath does no more good is because there is so little good conference.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

Other quotes about the Bible

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  • There is, after all, no beatitude that reads: "Blessed are the editors, for they shall make stuff shorter to read."^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can see no ground of hope for such as make away with themselves; for they die in the very act of sin, and cannot have time to repent.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As if they had said, the preachers make much ado about the day of judgement, when all must be called to account for their works; but where is the appearing of that day?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Mark Rice-Oxley, "Christianity in a nutshell: Britain's '100-Minute Bible'", The Christian Science Monitor, 27 September 2005 [15]
    • on objections to the new 100-Minute Bible
  • But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn't anger me. ~ Letter to Mrs. F. G. Whitmore (February 7, 1907) by Mark Twain
  • God damn America! That's in the Bible, for killing innocent people.
    • Reverend Jeremiah Wright

See also


Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

Contents

Overview

The Holy Bible is an ancient Judeo-Christian text. .It tells stories about God, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), Ruth, Samson, David, Daniel, many others, including its central character, Jesus.^ How lively are many when they are about the world, but in the worship of God how drowsy, as if the devil had given them opium to make them sleep!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God likes not such partial servants, who will do some part of the work he sets them about, and leave the other undone.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God, and hast prevailed; ver 28 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is believed by many to be the complete Word of God.^ If God spake all these words, then believe them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus to pray and not believe, is to take Gods name in vain, and highly dishonours God, as if he were not such a God as the word represents him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many hear the word, but it may be said of them, as in Psa 106: 24 They believed not his word.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

It is divided into two major parts:

Lessons

Lesson 1 (A Workingman's Book)

INTRODUCTION

This Lesson is intended to be confrontational! .It is inspired by the life-changing moment when a Man wrestled with Jacob until the breaking of day: "…He touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint….^ No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them, in thought, word, and deed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the word is thus copied out into our hearts, and we are changed into its similitude, it is made effectual to us, and becomes a savour of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

He touched the socket of Jacob's hip in the muscle that shrank" (Genesis 32: 25, 32).
The Word of God, read with expectant faith, will bring dynamic, structural change to one's life. .If read in the spirit (not in the crooked corridors of the mind), the Word of God is surgical and places us out of joint in our present, "secure" relationship with God.^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will entirely love us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will be a God to us as long as he is a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Let the Student be on notice: the abrupt, staccato style of this Lesson no more resembles flowing, reader-friendly, seamless prose than a wrestling match resembles a ballet.^ Death can do no more hurt to a virtuous heaven-born soul, than David did to Saul, when he cut off the skirt of his garment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lifeless prayer is no more prayer than the picture of a man is a man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no one member of the body breaks forth more in Gods dishonour than the tongue.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

PURPOSE

This Lesson will attempt to share with you a few simple and proven tools which could change the way you look at the Bible. The four areas of study are:
1) Scripture versus Religion; 2) A demonstration of Self's lock (or control) over the Human Spirit; 3) The Word as: Hammer to the Rock; Water in Hands of the Potter; Soap to Conscience; 4) Scripture as Carbohydrate, Mineral, Protein; the implications of the Hebrew root word for [the English word] "meditate" (i.e. as in Psalm 1: 2 ).

LEARNING HINTS

As you read the assignments, connect and observe the following:
1) The contrast between secular (non-fiction / textbooks etc.) and biblical writing. Note: You might begin to gather nine such secular specimens / see Assignment # 1 2) The "meat / potatoes / vegetables" nature of large portions of the Bible;

ASSIGNMENT

Read: Gen. 1:1-5;* Joshua 1:1-7;* Ezra 1:1-4;* Isaiah 1:1-4;* Luke 1:1-4;* Acts 1:1-4;* Colossians 1:3-8;* James 1:1-12;* 1 John 1:1-4*
  • with each reading, find an opening paragraph from a secular source (i.e. books you have on your shelf / recent magazines or newspapers you have scattered about your home etc.) and compare the writing of the opening paragraphs … noting the profound difference between the secular and the sacred. Key: Look for the tone of "spiritual authority" in Bible passages, however weak the writing style (i.e. by contrast with the secular writer who must, of necessity, capture the reader's attention with stark prose).
Read: 1 Kings 1 (as "Carbohydrate"); Psalms 91 (as "Mineral"); Ephesians 1 (as "Protein")
To begin your study of this Lesson, go to:

Source material

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

BIBLE. The word " Bible," which in English, as in medieval. .Latin, is treated as a singular noun, is in its original Greek form a plural, Ta /3t(Xia, the (sacred) books - correctly expressing the fact that the sacred writings of Christendom (collectively described by this title) are made up of a number of independent.^ As needed I will explain why The Voice is not correctly translating the Greek and will do so in a way that will be sensitive to the fact that most people don’t read Greek) .
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Variations in the order of the individual pieces may very well happen in collected editions of writings originally published separately, but not in a single book of one author.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course the word "days" in this text (Colossians 2:14-17) is supplied, but this is justified by the fact that the word "Sabbath" in the Greek is in the plural.

records, which set before us the successive stages in the history of revelation. .The origin of each of these records forms a, distinct critical problem, and for the discussion of these questions.^ Crude ration- alism often proposes to throw these aside as mere lumber, forming no integral part of the record of revelation.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, even if we possessed the Septuagint in its original form it would be necessary to use it with great caution as an instrument of textual criticism.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This class of questions forms the special subject of the branch of critical science which is usually distinguished from the verbal criticism of the text by the name of Higher or Historical Criticism.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

of detail the reader is referred to the separate articles on the. Biblical books. .An account of the Bible as a whole involves so many aspects of interest, that, apart from the separate articles on its component books, the general questions of importance arising out of its present shape require to be discussed in separate, sections of this article.^ Our general views of the Bible history, our way of looking, not merely at passages, but at whole books, are coloured by things which we have learned from men, and which have no claim to rest on the self-evidencing divine Word.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An interesting question to consider: Does everything that this book teaches cease as a result of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ?
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ General questions also arise as to how many of the Old Testament views correspond to the New Testament outlook.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.They are here divided accordingly, into two main divisions: - (A) Old Testament, and (B) New Testament; and under each of these are treated (1) the Canon, (2) the texts and versions, (3) textual criticism, (4) the " higher criticism," i.e. a general historical account (more particularly considered for separate books in the articles on them) of the criticism and views based on the substance and matter, as apart.^ They were carried away with the critical analysis of scriptural texts, initially of the Old Testament, and later, of the New.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These new gods were old devils.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The great value of historical criticism is that it makes the Old Testament more real to us.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

from criticism devoted to the correction and elucidation of thetext, and (5) chronology. .For the literary history of the translated English Bible, see the separate article under Bible,, English.^ The Apocrypha was also incorporated into most English bibles prior to the translation of the 1611 King James Authorized Version.
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^ I have yet to see this term applied to the early English translations.
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^ What motivated Seay was his feeling that existing translations didn't capture the uniqueness and literary beauty of the Bible and didn't convey the narrative force of the original.
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.(A) OLD Testament I. Canon. We shall begin by giving a general account of the historical and literary conditions under which the unique literature of the Old Testament sprang up, of the stages by which it gradually reached its present form, and (so far as this is possible) of the way in which the Biblical books were brought together in a.^ When it reaches the time of Abraham, the book of Genesis begins a continuous historical account.
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^ The title of one book in German on this subject, In Spite of All, the Bible Is Still True , expresses our general conclusion, as does the remark of one of the American biblical archaeologists: "There is no doubt now that archaeology confirms the essentially historical nature of the Old Testament tradition" (Albright, p.
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^ The fortunate discoveries of the Nag Hammadi codices and the Qumran scrolls have not only provided increased knowledge but, together with the impressive work over recent decades by biblical archaeologists, have been a powerful stimulus to linguistic, literary, and historical research.

canonical collection. .There exists no formal historical account of the formation of the Old Testament canon.^ The title of one book in German on this subject, In Spite of All, the Bible Is Still True , expresses our general conclusion, as does the remark of one of the American biblical archaeologists: "There is no doubt now that archaeology confirms the essentially historical nature of the Old Testament tradition" (Albright, p.
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^ It promotes the idea that God was all Judge and no Mercy in the old testament and that He became a Santa in the new.
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^ This language is of no real interest to the textual critic, since the Udi version no longer exists, but it has some historical significance.
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.The popular idea that this canon was closed by Ezra has no foundation in antiquity.^ We see, then, that before the close of the Old Testament Canon the Scribes not only existed, continuing the work of Ezra, but that they existed in the form of guilds or regular societies.
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.Certainly in the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras,, written towards the end of the 1st century A.D., we read (xiv.^ But it must be remembered that we have no list of the sacred books earlier than the time of Josephus, who wrote at the very end of the first century.
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^ But then the Word to which this spiritual testimony applies is a written word, which has a history, which has to be read and explained like other ancient books.
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^ One wonders if this will remain a pious wish or if it will be followed by a change in attitude towards material which, in the Twentieth century, is no longer acceptable in the books of the Bible.
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.20 -26, 38-48), that, the law being burnt, Ezra, at his own request, was miraculously inspired to rewrite it; he procured accordingly five skilled scribes, and dictated to them for forty days, during which time they wrote 94 books, i.e. not only (according: to the Jewish reckoning) the 24 books of the Old Testament,.^ This happened on the Sabbath day in the Old Testament.
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^ Tagged: ezra , old testament .

^ From the time when the Old Testament was written, .
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but .70 apocryphal books as well, which, being filled, it is said, with a superior, or esoteric wisdom, are placed upon even a higher level (vv.^ We are told that in the East the words "father" and "mother" include those who are "superiors in age, wisdom and in civil or religious station," so that when the Jews were taught to honor their father and mother it included all who were placed over them in these relations, as well as their parents.
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^ Philosophers are agreed that even the most primitive races of mankind reach out beyond the world of matter to a superior Being.
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^ But it was enough for the Protestants in controversy with Eome to be able to refuse a proof text drawn from the Apocryphal books, upon the plain ground that the authority of these books was challenged even by many of the fathers.
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.46, 47) than the Old Testament itself.^ Our calling as Christians is much higher than that of the Old Testament saints.

^ Therefore, the Church makes use of her Old Testament heritage quite authoritatively, in accordance with her understanding of the world, which is more complete than and superior to that of ancient Israel.
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^ God speaks of it no less than ten times in the Old Testament, I brought you out of the land of Egypt; an idolatrous place.
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.No argument isneeded to show that this legend is unworthy of credit; even if it did deserve to be taken seriously, it still contains nothing respecting either a completion of the canon, or even a collection, or redaction, of sacred books by Ezra.^ But it must be remembered that we have no list of the sacred books earlier than the time of Josephus, who wrote at the very end of the first century.
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^ In principle we are convinced that the words of the Bible and scientific data will not prove to be in contradiction, even if at any given time their agreement in one respect or another is still not clear to us.
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^ In the Hebrew canon, the cycle of books recognized as sacred by the Hebrews, there were and still remain two more categories of books besides the Law and the Prophets: the didactic books, of which only the Psalter has been mentioned, and the historical books.
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.Yet it is frequently referred to by patristic writers; and Ezra, on the strength of it, is regarded by them as the genuine restorer of the lost books.^ The Old Testament writers possessed Hebrew sources now lost, such as the Book of the Wars of Jehovah, the Book of Jashar, and the Annals of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
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of the .Old Testament (see EzRA).^ Tagged: ezra , old testament .

^ However, if we read the prophets, we see that, in the Old Testament, the image of the bride and her beloved is used in an elevated sense of the covenant between God and the chosen people.
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^ Christ’s marriage to, and divorce from, ancient Israel followed Old Testament law—see Ezekiel 16:38 and Deuteronomy 24:1 .
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In 2 Macc. ii. 13 it is said that Nehemiah, " founding a library, gathered together the things concerning the kings and prophets, and the (writings) of David, and letters of kings about sacred gifts." These statements are found in a part of 2 Macc. which. is admitted to be both late and full of untrustworthy matter; still, the passage may preserve an indistinct reminiscence of an early stage in the formation of the canon, the writings referred.
to being possibly the .books of Samuel and Kings and some of the Prophets, a part of the Psalter, and documents such as those excerpted in the book of Ezra, respecting edicts issued by Persian kings in favour of the Temple.^ Samuel and one of Kings, and the Twelve Minor Prophets are reckoned as one book.
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^ That the same principle was applied to the Psalter and the Book of the Minor Prophets is not a mere conjecture, but appears from Jerome's Praef.
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^ In some passages of the Jewish books mention is made of thirteen places in which those who "wrote for Ptolemy" departed from the Hebrew text.
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.But obviously nothing definite can be built upon a passage of this character.^ Judgment is passed upon them, their family, their character, by the press and by individuals who know little or nothing about them.
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.The first traces of the idea current in modern times that the canon of the Old Testament was closed by Ezra are found in the 13th century A.D. From this time, as is clearly shown by the series of quotations in Ryle's Canon of the Old Testament, p.^ Tagged: ezra , old testament .

^ From the time when the Old Testament was written, .
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^ "Saturday is clearly the Sabbath as is recorded many times in the Old Testament.
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257 ff. (2nd ed., p. 269 ff.), the legend - for it is nothing better - grew, until finally, in the hands of .Elias Levita (1538), and especially of Johannes Buxtorf (1665), it assumed the form that the " men of the Great Synagogue," - a body the real existence of which is itself very doubtful, but which is affirmed in the Talmud to have " written " (!) the books of Ezekiel, the Minor Prophets, Daniel and Esther - with Ezra as president, first collected the books of the Old Testament into a single volume, restored the text, where necessary, from the best MSS., and divided the collection into three parts, the Law, the Prophets and the " Writings " (the Hagiographa).^ Why it is necessary to know the Old Testament .
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^ There is no division into Law, Prophets, and Hagiographa; but the .
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^ T he didactic books constitute the third group of writings in the Old Testament.
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.The reputation of Elias Levita and Buxtorf led to this view of Ezra's activity being adopted by other scholars, and so it acquired general currency.^ A supposed interest of orthodoxy long led good scholars like the Buxtorfs to fight for the antiquity and authority of the points.
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^ In the Catholics, the Sahidic seems to have a rather generic Alexandrian text, being about equidistant from all the other witnesses.
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.But it rests upon no authority in antiquity whatever.^ In doing this there needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority.
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.The statement just quoted, however, that in the Jewish canon the books of the Old Testament are divided into three parts, though the arrangement is wrongly referred to Ezra, is in itself both correct and important.^ Tagged: ezra , old testament .

^ In this prophecy, the entire time from the decree to restore Jerusalem to the establishment of the New Testament and the second destruction of this city is divided into three periods.
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^ However, if we read the prophets, we see that, in the Old Testament, the image of the bride and her beloved is used in an elevated sense of the covenant between God and the chosen people.
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" The Law, the Prophets and the Writings (i.e. the Hagiographa) " is the standing Jewish expression for the Old Testament; and in every ordinary Hebrew Bible the books are arranged accordingly in the following three divisions: - I. The Tarn (or " Law "), corresponding to our " Pentateuch " (5 books).
.2. The " Prophets," consisting of eight books, divided into two groups :- (a) The " Former Prophets "; Joshua, Judges, Samuel; Kings.'^ It continues to the end of Genesis, then into the other four books of the Pentateuch, and then into the cycle of the historical books of the Old Testament, and in part, into the books of the prophets.
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^ The book of the prophet Isaiah is noted for elegant Hebrew and possesses high literary merits, which is carried over even in translations of his book into different languages.
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^ The compiler of the Book of Samuel had two such traditions before him, and thought it best to insert both, without deciding which deserved the pre- ference.
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.(b) The " Latter Prophets "; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the Minor Prophets (called by the Jews " the Twelve," and counted by them as one book).^ That the same principle was applied to the Psalter and the Book of the Minor Prophets is not a mere conjecture, but appears from Jerome's Praef.
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^ But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
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^ But in the prophetic books subscriptions are the exception not the rule ; the only formal one, which professes to say where the words of a particular prophet end, is Jer.
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.3. The " Writings," also sometimes the " Sacred Writings," i.e., as we call them, the " Hagiographa," consisting of three groups, containing in all eleven books: (a) The poetical books, Psalms, Proverbs, Job.^ Poetical Books : Psalms, Proverbs, Job ....
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^ Indeed, as the Lectures have been written, delivered, and printed in three months, it was impossible for me to reconsult all the books which have influenced my views, and acknowledge my indebtedness to each.
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^ His writings became footnotes of the 'Schoefield reference Bible' and exported from England to America where they became the text book for all Protestant Seminaries and Colleges.
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.(b) The five Megilloth (or " Rolls ") - grouped thus together in later times, on account of the custom which arose of reading them in the synagogues at five sacred seasons - Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther.^ Then come the five small books of Canticles, Euth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, which the Hebrews name the Megilloth, or " rolls."
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^ In order to explain instances of the foreknowledge of future events in the sacred books, they began to say that these books were, in fact, written at a later date, at the time of the actual events.
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^ The children escaped and she was rescued three days later — click here to read his mother's account of their capture.
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.(c) The remaining books, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah (forming one book), Chronicles.'^ His order for the Hagiographa is Job, David, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Daniel, Chronicles, Ezra, Esther.
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^ The order of the Hagiographa is Ruth and Psalms and Job and Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, and Lamentations, Daniel and Esther, Ezra and Chronicles."
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^ Last of all, at the end of the Hebrew Bible, stand Daniel, Ezra with Nehemiah (forming a single book), and the Chronicles, also forming a single book.
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.There are thus, according to the Jewish computation, twentyfour " books " in the Hebrew canon.^ As Josephus does not follow the Hebrew division or arrange- ment of the books, it is not safe, when the other authorities thus break down, to assume that he had Hebrew authority for the number twenty-two.
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^ In some passages of the Jewish books mention is made of thirteen places in which those who "wrote for Ptolemy" departed from the Hebrew text.
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^ There were differences among themselves as to the value of the Apocrypha on the one hand, and as to the canonicity of Esther and some other books of the old canon upon the other.
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.The threefold division of the canon just given is recognized in the Talmud, and followed in all Hebrew MSS., the only difference being that the books included in the Latter Prophets and in the Hagiographa are not always arranged in the same order.^ All MSS. of the Hebrew Bible represent one and the same text.
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^ This number of twenty-four books, and the division into the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa, were perfectly fixed dur- ing the Talmudic period, that is, from the third to the sixth century of our era.^ The order in each division was to some extent variable.^ The number of twenty-four books seems .
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^ That the same principle was applied to the Psalter and the Book of the Minor Prophets is not a mere conjecture, but appears from Jerome's Praef.
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.No book, however, belonging to one of these three divisions is ever, by the Jews, transferred to another.^ There are Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these Three are one.
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^ There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
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^ For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
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.The expansion of the Talmudic twenty-four to the thirty-nine Old Testament books of the English Bible is effected by reckoning the Minor Prophets one by one, by separating Ezra from Nehemiah, and by subdividing the long books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.^ The cornerstones of this foundation are the books of the Old Testament Bible: the nomothetic, historical, didactic and prophetic books.
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^ Malachias was the last Old Testament prophet.
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^ Tagged: ezra , old testament .

.The different order of the books in the English Bible is due to the fact that when the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek between the 3rd and 1st centuries B.C., the Hebrew tripartite division was disregarded, and the books (including those now known as the " Apocrypha ") were grouped mostly by subjects, the historical books being placed first (Genesis - Esther), the poetical books next (Job - Song of Songs), and the prophetical books last (Isaiah - Malachi).^ Fact #1: There is a difference between translation and interpretation.
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^ The Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible was one of the very first.
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^ Law and the historical books come first, the poetical and didactic books follow, and the prophets stand at the end as in our English Bibles.
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.1 The books of Samuel, Kings, Ezra and Nehemiah, and Chronicles, were by the Jews each treated (and written) as one book, and were not divided by them into two till the 16th century, through Christian influence.^ Samuel and one of Kings, and the Twelve Minor Prophets are reckoned as one book.
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^ This scheme was still well known in the time of Jerome, who prefers to reckon twenty-two books, joining Euth to Judges, and Lamentations to Jeremiah ; although he also mentions the Talmudic enumeration of twenty-four books, and a third scheme which reckons twenty-seven, dividing Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Ezra-Nehemiah, as is done in our modern Bibles, and separating Jeremiah from Lamentations.
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^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
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Substantially the same order was followed in the Vulgate. The Reformers separated the books which had no Hebrew original (i.e. the Apocrypha) from the rest, and placed them at the end; the remaining books, as they stood in the Vulgate, were then in the order which they still retain in the English Bible.
.The tripartite division of the Hebrew canon thus recognized by Jewish tradition can, however, be traced back far beyond the Talmud.^ As Josephus does not follow the Hebrew division or arrange- ment of the books, it is not safe, when the other authorities thus break down, to assume that he had Hebrew authority for the number twenty-two.
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^ In the times of the Talmud, when these strange conjec- tures took final shape, and were admitted into the body of authoritative Jewish tradition, the text of the Bible was ^- .
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^ We have already seen how this goes back to allusions in Hebrew tradition which are obscure to us.
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.The Proverbs of Jesus, the son of Sirach (c. 200 B.C.), which form now the apocryphal book Ecclesiasticus, were translated into Greek by the grandson of the author at about 130 B.C.; and in the preface prefixed by him to his translation he speaks of " the law, and the prophets, and the other books of our fathers," and again of " the law, and the prophets, and the rest of the books," expressions which point naturally to the same threefold division which was afterwards universally recognized by the Jews.^ Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, 13: And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
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^ The Saviour's words and examples are sufficient to make the Church esteem these books the Law of Moses, the prophets and the psalms to make her preserve them and learn from them.
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^ When God says "Ten Commandments" are in the law, can man change the number "ten" to include the dozens of other commandments found scattered here and there in the five books of Moses?

.The terms used, however, do not show that the Hagiographa was already completed, as we now have it; it would be entirely consistent with them, if, for instance, particular books, as Esther, or Daniel, or Ecclesiastes, were only added to the collection subsequently.^ Daniel and Esther are passed over in silence, and Nehemiah is mentioned without Ezrai^ Neither Philo nor the New Testa- ment enables us to make up a complete list of Old Testament books, for there are some of the Hagiographa (Esther, Canticles, Ecclesiastes) which are quoted neither by the apostles nor by their Alexandrian contemporary.
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^ But in the prophetic books subscriptions are the exception not the rule ; the only formal one, which professes to say where the words of a particular prophet end, is Jer.
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^ However, in practice the purely liturgical use of the books of the Old Testament has remained the same as always, as it was originally established by the Church.
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.Another allusion to the tripartite division is also no doubt to be found in the expression " the law, the prophets, and the psalms," in Luke xxiv.^ There is no division into Law, Prophets, and Hagiographa; but the .
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^ That question is answered in Luke 16:16a: "The law and the prophets were until John [the Baptizer]."

^ There remains no doubt that God’s Ten Commandments and Moses’ book of the law, though certainly related, were entirely separate.
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.44. A collection of sacred books, including in particular the prophets, is also referred to in Dan.^ But in the prophetic books subscriptions are the exception not the rule ; the only formal one, which professes to say where the words of a particular prophet end, is Jer.
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^ In the Book of Kings reference is habitually made, for certain particulars in the political history of each reign, to the official chronicles of the sovereigns of Judah and Israel, and in 2 Sam.
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^ In these designa- tions, the words " Former " and " Latter " cannot refer to the date of composition, but must be taken to indicate the order of the books in the canonical collection.
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ix. 2 (R.V.), written about 166 B.C.
.This threefold division of the Old Testament, it cannot reasonably be doubted, rests upon an historical basis.^ A fourth volume (1779) included two tracts on religious subjects, in part an early application of historical criticism to the Old Testament.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The cornerstones of this foundation are the books of the Old Testament Bible: the nomothetic, historical, didactic and prophetic books.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This concurrence of these two utmost events the formation of the Old Testament Israel and the founding of the New Testament Church cannot be accidental!
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It represents three successive stages in the history of the collection. .The Law was the first part to be definitely recognized as authoritative, or canonized; the " Prophets " (as defined above) were next accepted as canonical; the more miscellaneous collection of books comprised in the Hagiographa was recognized last.^ The problem is that Hugo Grotius, the Dutch scholar who wrote one of the first books on international law, is also depicted.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Scribes became more influential than ever ; for those parts of the law which could still be put in force were the only remaining expression of national spirit, and the doctors of the law were accepted as the natural leaders of all loyal Jews.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Hebrew canon, the cycle of books recognized as sacred by the Hebrews, there were and still remain two more categories of books besides the Law and the Prophets: the didactic books, of which only the Psalter has been mentioned, and the historical books.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the absence of all external evidence respecting the formation of the canon, we are driven to internal evidence in our endeavour to fix the dates at which these three collections were thus canonized.^ For all these things are mine, saith the Lord: and to whom will I have respect, but to the humble and meek, and the man that trembles at my words?
  • Table of Old Testament quotes in the New Testament, in English translation 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For our present purpose these three classes of variations do not come into account.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus do the evidences multiply that it is absolutely wrong to tell people that these verses prove that the weekly Sabbath was abolished.

.And internal evidence points to the conclusion that the Law could scarcely have been completed, and accepted formally, as a whole, as canonical before 444 B.C. (cf.^ So there are other questions about the Law of God that must be answered before this volume is complete… .
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^ He taught that “whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend [sin] in one point , he is guilty of all .
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^ "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."

Neh. viii. - x.); that the ." Prophets " were completed and so recognized about 250 B.C., and the Hagiographa between about 150 and loo B.C. (See further Ryle's Canon of the Old Testament.^ However, if we read the prophets, we see that, in the Old Testament, the image of the bride and her beloved is used in an elevated sense of the covenant between God and the chosen people.
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^ Therefore, the Church makes use of her Old Testament heritage quite authoritatively, in accordance with her understanding of the world, which is more complete than and superior to that of ancient Israel.
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^ Christ’s marriage to, and divorce from, ancient Israel followed Old Testament law—see Ezekiel 16:38 and Deuteronomy 24:1 .
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)
.Having thus fixed approximately the terminus ad quem at which the Old Testament was completed, we must now begin at the other end, and endeavour to sketch in outline the process by which it gradually reached its completed form.^ No, because the meanings expressed by participles are expressed by other forms - the forms must be changed.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Eng- lish Bible which we are accustomed to use gives us the Old Testament as it was understood by Protestant scholars at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Old Testament prophecies encompass all the facets of this long and complex spiritual-physical process associated with the coming of the Messiah.
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.And here it will be found to be characteristic of nearly all the longer books of the Old Testament, and in some cases even of the shorter ones as well, that they were not completed by a single hand, but that they were gradually expanded, and reached their present form by a succession of stages.^ This applies as well to the Old Testament Scriptures.
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^ From the other books of the Old Testament, she has been satisfied with select readings, and these not even from all the books.
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^ The title of one book in German on this subject, In Spite of All, the Bible Is Still True , expresses our general conclusion, as does the remark of one of the American biblical archaeologists: "There is no doubt now that archaeology confirms the essentially historical nature of the Old Testament tradition" (Albright, p.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.Among the Hebrews, as among many other nations, the earliest beginnings of literature were in all probability poetical.^ In consequence of this Order 20 Cartloads of Hebrew Books were burnt in France: and how many times 20 Cartloads were destroyed in the other Kingdoms?
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many, if the plaister of repentance begin to smart a little, pluck it off; whereas the plaister of repentance must still lie on, and not be plucked off till death, when, as all other tears, so these of godly sorrow shall be wiped away.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is all the more striking that so many of the earliest Christian documents do not do the same, but say nothing of any item in his biography except his crucifixion and resurrection (both in unspecified circumstances).
  • New Testament Studies, Professor Wells 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jeromekahn123.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

.At least the opening phrases of the song of Moses in Exodus xv.; the song of Deborah in Judges v.; the fragment from the "Book of the Wars of Yahweh," in Numbers xxi.^ When God says "Ten Commandments" are in the law, can man change the number "ten" to include the dozens of other commandments found scattered here and there in the five books of Moses?

^ One book which God will open is the book of the Scripture, and will judge men out of it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The civil laws God gave to ancient Israel, through Moses, are presented in the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

14, r5; the war-ballad, celebrating an Israelitish victory, in Numbers xxi. .27-30; the extracts from the " Book of Jashar " (or " of the Upright," no doubt a title of Israel) quoted in Joshua x.^ There is no reason to doubt that most of these extracts were selected and worked in by the compiler of the epitome, who may therefore be properly called the main author of the Book of Kings.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There remains no doubt that God’s Ten Commandments and Moses’ book of the law, though certainly related, were entirely separate.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And so their books make no exception to the rule that in old Israel a man could not make himself known and perpetuate his name by literary labours.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.12, 13 (" Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon," &c.^ Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
  • Table of Old Testament quotes in the New Testament, in English translation 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And now, behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

); in 2 Sam. i. .(David's elegy over Saul and Jonathan); and, very probably, in the Septuagint of 1 Kings viii.^ Here Saul's fears reach the highest pitch as soon as his jealousy is first aroused, and on the very next day he attempts to slay David with his own hand.
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^ David is introduced to the court of Saul, and becomes a favourite with the king.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sometimes, indeed, we meet with an insertion which is valuable because de- rived from an ancient source, such as the quotation from the Book of Jashar, preserved in the Septuagint of 1 Kings viii.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

13 [[[Sept]]. 53], as the source of the poetical fragment in vv. .12, 13, describing Solomon's building of the Temple, show how great national occurrences and the deeds of ancient Israelitish heroes stimulated the national genius for poetry, and evoked lyric songs, suffused with religious feeling, by which their memory was perpetuated.^ And how great a sin is it to defile his temple!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should next show you the modes, or manner, how we should keep the Sabbath day holy; but before I come to that, we have a great question to consider.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "The Song of Hannah in Targum Jonathan: a Second Temple Understanding of Divine Intervention," PEGLMBS 12 (1992), 13-21.

The poetical descriptions of the character, or geographical position, of the various tribes, now grouped together as the Blessings of Jacob (Gen. xlix.) and Moses (Deut. xxxiii.), may be mentioned at the same time. .These poems, which are older, and in most cases considerably older, than the narratives in which they are now embedded, if they were collected into books, must have been fairly numerous, and we could wish that more examples of them had been preserved.^ They must lead by example.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These examples could easily be multiplied.
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^ But they are much more than this.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

.The historical books of the Old Testament form two series: one, consisting of the books from Genesis to 2 Kings (exclusive of Ruth, which, as we have seen, forms in the Hebrew canon part of the Hagiographa), embracing the period from the Creation to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldaeans in 586 B.C.; the other, comprising the books of Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, beginning with Adam and ending with the second visit of Nehemiah to Jerusalem in 432 B.C. These two series differ from one another materially in scope and point of view, but in one respect they are both constructed upon a similar plan; no entire book in either series consists of a single, original work; but older writings, or sources, have been combined by a compiler - or sometimes, in stages, by a succession of compilers - in such a manner that the points of juncture are often clearly discernible, and the sources are in consequence capable of being separated from one another.^ There were differences among themselves as to the value of the Apocrypha on the one hand, and as to the canonicity of Esther and some other books of the old canon upon the other.
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^ The Old Testament Scripture ends with the book of Malachias.
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^ It continues to the end of Genesis, then into the other four books of the Pentateuch, and then into the cycle of the historical books of the Old Testament, and in part, into the books of the prophets.
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.The authors of the Hebrew historical books, as we now have them, do not, as a rule, as a modern author would do, rewrite the matter in their own language; they excerpt from pre-existing documents such passages as are suitable to their purpose, and incorporate them in their work, sometimes adding at the same time matter of their own.^ Of these 1 Macca- bees and Ecclesiasticus were still extant in Hebrew in the time of Jerome, and the Books of Tobit and Judith were translated or corrected by him from Aramaic copies.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In some passages of the Jewish books mention is made of thirteen places in which those who "wrote for Ptolemy" departed from the Hebrew text.
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^ The author of the prologue to Ecclesiasticus, who wrote in Egypt about 130 B.C., speaks of the law, the prophets, and the other books of the fathers, as current in Greek in his time.
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.Hebrew writers, however, exhibit usually such strongly marked individualities of style that the documents or sources, thus combined, can generally be distinguished from each other, and from the comments or other additions of the compiler, without difficulty.^ The remainder of chapter 16 is an appendix (distinguished as such in the RV, the RSV, and the NEB ) which makes the risen Jesus promise (among other things) that believers will be able to handle snakes and drink deadly poison without coming to harm.
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^ It is now generally accepted that many of the canonical epistles were written before the gospels, and that the earliest extant gospel is Marks, used as a source by Matthew and Luke, each of whom was unacquainted with the others work.
  • New Testament Studies, Professor Wells 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jeromekahn123.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And when such a one does, it will require the people to be united with each other, attached to the government and laws, and generally intelligent, to successfully frustrate his designs.
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.The literary differences are, moreover, often accompanied by differences of treatment, or representation of the history, which, where they exist, confirm independently the conclusions of the literary analysis.^ They had nothing before them but the bare consonantal text, so that the same words" might often be read and interpreted in two different ways.
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^ Other Syriac versions exist, but they are in different dialects and completely unrelated.
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.Although, however, the historical books generally are constructed upon similar principles, the method on which these principles have been applied is not quite the same in all cases.^ The Church does not use these books in the services, although, of course, they still remain edifying for us.
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^ However, in practice the purely liturgical use of the books of the Old Testament has remained the same as always, as it was originally established by the Church.
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^ Even these terms can be misleading, however, as there is no clear dividing line between the European and the Italian; the Italian generally refers to European texts of a more polished type -- and in any case these are groups of translations, not individual translations.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sometimes, for instance, the excerpts from the older documents form long and complete narratives; in other cases (as in the account of the Flood) they consist of a number of short passages, taken alternately from two older narratives, and dovetailed together to make a continuous story; in the books of Judges and Kings the compiler has fitted together a series of older narratives in a framework supplied by himself; the Pentateuch and book of Joshua (which form a literary whole, and are now often spoken of together as the Hexateuch) have passed through more stages than the books just mentioned, and their literary structure is more complex.^ More to be desired are they than gold.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such sins are more heinous than others, which are sins of continuance.
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^ But they are much more than this.
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The Hexateuch (Gen. - Josh.). - .The traditions current among the Israelites respecting the origins and early history of their nation - the patriarchal period, and the times of Moses and Joshua - were probably first cast into a written form in the 10th or 9th century B.C. by a prophet living in Judah, who, from the almost exclusive use in his narrative of the sacred name " Jahveh " (" Jehovah "), - or, as we now commonly write it, Yahweh, - is referred to among scholars by the abbreviation " J." This writer, who is characterized by a singularly bright and picturesque style, and also by deep religious feeling and insight, begins his narrative with the account of the creation of man from the dust, and tells of the first sin and its consequences (Gen.^ The problem is that Hugo Grotius, the Dutch scholar who wrote one of the first books on international law, is also depicted.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the second account we already see the distorting influence on historical tradition of that mechanical conception of Jehovah's rule in Israel which prevailed more and more among the later Jews, and ulti- mately destroyed all feeling for historical reality, and at the same time all true insight into the methods of divine governance.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ TikMiiS ^d-pherim does not imply any- tampering with the text on the part of the Scribes, but only that the sacred writers themselves disguised their thought by refusing to use expressions which they thought unseemly; but it is highly improbable that this was the original meaning of the tradition, and quite certain that the more explicit traditional accounts can have no other meaning than that the first Scribes, the so-called men of the Great Synagogue, cor- rected the text, and made it what we now read.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

ii. 4 b - iii. 24); then he gives an account of the early growth of civilization (Gen. iv.), of the Flood (parts of Gen. vi. - viii.), and the origin of different languages (xi. .I-9); afterwards in a series of vivid pictures he gives the story, as tradition told it, of the patriarchs, of Moses and the Exodus, of the journey through the wilderness, and the conquest of Canaan.^ The civil laws God gave to ancient Israel, through Moses, are presented in the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
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^ After giving the Ten Commandments, God’s initial instructions to Moses show how seriously He regarded complete obedience to His law.
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^ The picture comes from the journeyings of the patriarchs in the Old Testament.
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.It would occupy too much space to give here a complete list of the passages belonging to " J "; but examples of his narrative (with the exception here and there of a verse or two belonging to one of the other sources described below) are to be found, for instance, in Gen.^ Quotes from these sources would require too much space.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are two laws--one was abolished, and the other was not.

^ Were there not so much coveting, there would not be so much bribing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

xii., xiii., xviii. - xix. (the visit of the three angels to Abraham, and the judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah), xxiv. (Abraham's servant sent to find a wife for Isaac), xxvii. 1-45 (Jacob obtaining his father's blessing), xxxii., xliii., xliv. (parts of the history of Joseph); Ex. iv. - v. (mostly), viii. 20- (x. 7, x. I-I I, xxxiii. 12 - xxxiv. 26 (including, in xxxiv. .17-26, a group of regulations, of a simple, undeveloped character, on various religious observances); Num.^ "Objective Biblical Truth Versus the Value of Various Viewpoints," HBT 17 (1995), 26-36.

x. 29-36, and most of Num. xi.
.Somewhat later than " J," another writer, commonly referred to as " E," from his preference for the name Elohim (" God ") rather than " Jehovah," living apparently in the northern kingdom, wrote down the traditions of the past as they were current in northern Israel, in a style resembling generally that of " J," but not quite as bright and vivid, and marked by small differences of expression and representation.^ The name of Jehovah was had in more reverence among the Jews than any other name of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Zechariah is not named, a different historical situation, and a quite different style and manner.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While the Ten Commandments were given to the nation of Israel as the basis of the covenant between the Israelites and God, they also apply to all humanity for all time.
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The first traces of " E " are found in the life of Abraham, in parts of Gen. xv.; examples of other passages belonging to this source are: - Gen. xx. 1-17, xxi. 8-32, xxii. 1-14, xl. - xlii. and xlv. (except a few isolated passages); Ex. xviii., xx. - xxiii. .(including the decalogue - in its original, terser form, without the explanatory additions now attached to several of the commandments - and the collection of laws, known as the " Book of the Covenant," in xxi.^ Are there still laws such as this on the books, or have they all been repealed by now?
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There remains no doubt that God’s Ten Commandments and Moses’ book of the law, though certainly related, were entirely separate.
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^ No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, You shall not covet.” It is not the law that is at fault—and Paul is clearly citing one of the Ten Commandments—but sin.
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- xxiii.), xxxii., xxxiii. 7-I I; Num. xii., most of Num. xxii. - xxiv. (the history of Balaam); Josh. xxiv. ."E" thus covers substantially the same ground as " J," and gives often a parallel, though somewhat divergent, version of the same events.^ Note further that to a certain extent both narratives cover the same ground ; both speak of David's wars with the Syrians.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

The laws contained in Ex. xx. 23 - xxiii. .19 were no doubt taken by " E " from a pre-existing source; with the regulations referred to above as incorporated in " J " (Ex.^ I have no more doubt about the divinity of Christ than I have that I exist.

^ The other versions generally provide no source information but simply refer to their version as being translated from the "original or older text."
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^ This is what the Septuagint actually brings out, and there can be no doubt that it pre- serves the right reading.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

xxxiv. .17-26), they form the oldest legislation of the Hebrews that we possess; they consist principally of civil ordinances, suited to regulate the life of a community living under simple conditions of society, and chiefly occupied in agriculture, but partly also of elementary regulations respecting religious observances (altars, sacrifices, festivals, &c.^ C leansing sacrifices occupied the central place in the religious life of the Hebrew people.
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^ Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
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^ Of course, the Jews are still living under the Law because they are refusing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

).
.Not long, probably, after the fall of the northern kingdom in 722 B.C., a prophet of Judah conceived the plan of compiling a comprehensive history of the traditions of his people.^ The Kingdom of the chosen people of old has come to an end, the Kingdom of Christ has come: the law and the prophets were until John; from henceforth the Kingdom of God is proclaimed (Luke 16:16).
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^ Throughout Israel’s history, both the northern ten-tribe nation of Israel (“the house of Israel” or Northern Kingdom), and Judah (“the house of Judah” or Southern Kingdom) have been guilty of breaking the Sabbath.
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^ T he fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and especially the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity, were most terrible blows and upheavals on an unprecedented scale for the Hebrew people.
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.For this purpose he selected extracts from the two narratives, " J " and " E," and combined them together into a single narrative, introducing in some places additions of his own.^ I have also made considerable changes on Lecture XL, and at several other places I have introduced additional arguments and illustrations.
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^ In the story of Goliath, as we read it in Hebrew and in English, two narratives are mixed up together which differ in essential particulars.
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^ If I let some image made by man get into my heart and take the place of God the Creator, it is a Sin.
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.This combined narrative is commonly known as "JE." As distinguished from the Priestly Narrative (to be mentioned presently), it has a distinctly prophetical character; it treats the history from the standpoint of the prophets, and the religious ideas characteristic of the prophets often find expression in it.^ But the difference here is that the truth often deeply mysterious lies behind Moses' figurative expressions; but mythological stories present fiction inspired by the phenomena of nature.
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.Most of the bestknown narratives of the patriarchal and Mosaic ages belong to " JE." His style, especially in the parts belonging to " J," is graphic and picturesque, the descriptions are vivid and abound in detail and colloquy, and both emotion and religious feeling are warmly and sympathetically expressed in it.^ Acts 7:38 ), with detailed laws governing both their civil and religious matters.
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Table of contents
17 (0) The Process of Discrimination and Collection.^ That the same principle was applied to the Psalter and the Book of the Minor Prophets is not a mere conjecture, but appears from Jerome's Praef.
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^ The Saviour's words and examples are sufficient to make the Church esteem these books the Law of Moses, the prophets and the psalms to make her preserve them and learn from them.
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^ This language is of no real interest to the textual critic, since the Udi version no longer exists, but it has some historical significance.
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r. .Discrimination
35 (iii.^ Matt 22: 20, 21 .
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^ As an apostle of Christ, Paul had the authority to clarify this.
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^ Rev 21: 22, 23 .
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) Arrangement

Deuteronomy

.In the 7th century B.C., during the reign of either Manasseh or Josiah, the narrative of " JE " was enlarged by the addition of the discourses of Deuteronomy. These discourses purport to be addresses delivered by Moses to the assembled people, shortly before his death, in the land of Moab, opposite to Jericho.^ I can see Moses as he delivers this address.
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^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
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^ These two laws--the Ten Commandment law that was not abolished and the other law that was abolished--are spoken of in Deuteronomy 33:1, 2: "This is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

.There was probably some tradition of a farewell address delivered by Moses, and the writer of Deuteronomy gave this tradition form and substance.^ I can see Moses as he delivers this address.
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^ These words were uttered by Moses, in his farewell address to Israel.
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^ The civil laws God gave to ancient Israel, through Moses, are presented in the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
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.In impressive and persuasive oratory he sets before Israel, in a form adapted to the needs of the age in which he lived, the fundamental principles which Moses had taught.^ There are many in the ministry so ignorant that they had need to be taught the first principles of the oracles of God.
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^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
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^ If Christ is in our hearts, why need we set Him before our eyes?

.Yahweh was Israel's only god, who tolerated no other god beside Himself, and who claimed to be the sole object of the Israelite's reverence.^ There is to be no compromise with other gods.
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^ How does God Himself differentiate who and what He is from all others?
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^ There is really no other god.
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This is the fundamental thought which is insisted on and developed in Deuteronomy with great eloquence and power. The truths on which the writer loves to dwell are the sole godhead of Yahweh, His spirituality (ch. iv.), .His choice of Israel, and the love and faithfulness which He had shown towards it, by redeeming it from slavery in Egypt, and planting it in a free and fertile land; from which are deduced the great practical duties of loyal and loving devotion to Him, an uncompromising repudiation of all false gods, the rejection of all heathen practices, a cheerful and ready obedience to His will, and a warm-hearted and generous attitude towards man.^ Beg of God that he will give you a heart to love him.
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^ We do not believe in him, love him, worship him as God.
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^ They do not love him as a God.
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.Love of God is the primary spring of human duty (vi.^ It is not so much duty, as love to duty, God delights in; therefore serving and loving God are put together.
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^ Through neglect of duty, or too much love of the world, our love to God will cool.
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^ Giving our thoughts leave to ramble in holy duties, shows a great defect in our love to God.
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5). In the course of his argument (especially in chs. xii. - xxvi.), the writer takes up most of the laws, both civil and ceremonial, which .(see above) had been incorporated before in " J " and " E," together with many besides which were current in Israel; these, as a rule, he expands, applies or enforces with motives; for obedience to them is not to be rendered merely in deference to external authority, it is to be prompted by right moral and religious motives.^ Click on his picture at right to see their family photo, taken just before the last child was born.
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^ These verses depict the arrival of the now soon-coming Millennium, when Jesus Christ and the saints will rule in righteousness and equity.
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^ Many places in the Old Testament refer to them as the “ congregation of Israel.” Acts 7:38 refers to Israel as the “ church in the wilderness.” These terms mean the same thing.
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.The ideal of Deuteronomy is a community of which every member is full of love and reverence towards his God, and of sympathy and regard for his fellow-men.^ Love to God will reverence His day.
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^ The sun is not so full of light as God is of love.
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^ God is not unrighteous to forget your labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, in that you have ministered to the saints.
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The " Song " (Deut. xxxii.) and " Blessing " (Deut. xxxiii.) of .Moses are not by the author of the discourses; and the latter, though not Mosaic, is of considerably earlier date.^ The second section has two subdivisions (a) The old histories, which were believed to have prophets for their authors, and are called the "Earlier Prophets," or, more exactly, the " Former Prophets " ; and (h) the prophetic books proper, which are called the "Latter Prophets."
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.The influence of Deuteronomy upon subsequent books of the Old Testament is very perceptible.^ There are large passages in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, which, taken apart from the rest of the book, would appear quite deficient in spiritual instruction.
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^ The Old Testament concept of God is expressed with vivid imagery in the book of the Wisdom of Solomon : For the whole world before Thee is as a little grain in the balance yea, as a drop of the morning dew that falleth down upon the earth!
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^ The missionary work went very successfully because they resorted to the messianic predictions of the Old Testament prophets.
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.Upon its promulgation it speedily became the book which both gave the religious ideals of the age, and moulded the phraseology in which these ideals were expressed.^ With time, the psalms of David became an essential element and an embellishment of both the Old Testament, and later in the New Testament religious services.
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^ True, with the passing of ages the notion of the Savior of the world among the heathen peoples became dulled and distorted, but still the unity of the origin of these legends is certain.
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^ From the time of their Council in Jamnia in 90 A.D., the Jews ceased to make use of these books in their religious life.
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.The style of Deuteronomy, when once it had been formed, lent itself readily to imitation; and thus a school of writers, imbued with its spirit, and using its expressions, quickly arose, who have left their mark upon many parts of the Old Testament.^ However, if we read the prophets, we see that, in the Old Testament, the image of the bride and her beloved is used in an elevated sense of the covenant between God and the chosen people.
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^ The Eng- lish Bible which we are accustomed to use gives us the Old Testament as it was understood by Protestant scholars at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
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^ Therefore, the Church makes use of her Old Testament heritage quite authoritatively, in accordance with her understanding of the world, which is more complete than and superior to that of ancient Israel.
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.In particular, the parts of the combined narrative " JE," which are now included in the book of Joshua, passed through the hands of a Deuteronomic editor, who made considerable additions to them-chiefly in the form of speeches placed, for instance, in the mouth of Joshua, or expansions of the history, all emphasizing principles inculcated in Deuteronomy and expressed in its characteristic phraseology (e.g.^ We are now to see that the hand of an editor has been at work all through the chapter.
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^ In some cases the Hebrew text is evidently better than the Greek, in others the converse is true ; but both give us a text which has passed through the hands of many editors and copyists, who dealt very freely .
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^ In some passages of the Jewish books mention is made of thirteen places in which those who "wrote for Ptolemy" departed from the Hebrew text.
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most of Josh. i., ii. Io-II, iii. 2-4, 6-9, X. 28-43, xi. 10-23, xii., xiii. 2-6, 8-12, xxiii.). .From an historical point of view it is characteristic of these additions that they generalize Joshua's successes, and represent the conquest of Canaan, effected under his leadership, as far more complete than the earlier narratives allow us to suppose was the case.^ More to be desired are they than gold.
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^ But they are much more than this.
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^ They worked from a false point of view.
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The compilers of Judges and Kings are also (see below) strongly influenced by Deuteronomy.
The Priestly sections of the Hexateuch (known as " P ") remain still to be considered. .That these are later than " JE," and even than Deut., is apparent-to mention but one featurefrom the more complex ritual and hierarchical organization which they exhibit.^ More to be desired are they than gold.
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^ But they are much more than this.
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^ They would not swear before their mothers, or their wives, or their sisters; they had more respect for them than they had for God!
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.They are to all appearance the work of a school of priests, who, after the destruction of the Temple in 586 B.C., began to write down and codify the ceremonial regulations of the pre-exilic times, combining them with an historical narrative extending from the Creation to the establishment of Israel in Canaan; and who completed their work during the century following the restoration in 537 B.C. The chief object of these sections is to describe in detail the leading institutions of the theocracy (Tabernacle, sacrifices, purifications, &c.^ Follow these shadowy ceremonies all the way from Eden lost to the time of Moses, and from there through the wilderness journey, and then on for hundreds of years, after the settlement in Canaan, and at last they lead up to Calvary, and there they cease.

^ It was no blind chance, and no mere human wisdom, that shaped the growth of Israel's religion, and finally stamped it in these forms, now so strange to us, which preserved the living seed of the Divine word till the fulness of the time when He was manifested who transformed the religion of Israel into a religion for all mankind.
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