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.The New Testament (Greek: Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Kainē Diathēkē) is the name given to the second major division of the Christian Bible, the first such division being the much longer Old Testament.^ What is the major divisions of the old testament?
  • WikiAnswers - What are the divisions of the old testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Names of divisions in old testament?
  • WikiAnswers - What are the divisions of the old testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ If not, that's just how far we are from being like Christians in the New Testament.
  • The Importance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians by Samuel G. Dawson 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC gospelthemes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The New Testament is sometimes called the Greek New Testament, Greek Scriptures, the New Covenant, or the New Law[1].^ August 1997 - Today we are beginning a new sermon series on called New Testament Postcards based on the four1-chapter books in the New Testament.
  • New Testament Postcards: Philemon - sermon by Dr. Ray Pritchard - August 1997 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.keepbelieving.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You will also need a lexicon (analytical please) and Greek text (interlinear with a reference of the variations if possible) of the New Testament.
  • Learn New Testament Greek Free 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.clrc.net [Source type: General]

^ Imagine that ALL of these pieces of New Testament scripture and documentation were destroyed and removed forever.
  • The New Testament Has Been Faithfully Transmitted 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.pleaseconvinceme.com [Source type: General]

.The original texts were written by various authors sometime after c.^ "The date of a text is the date when the text was written by its author.
  • Book of Abraham 201 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.fairlds.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Modern scholarship differs on precisely by whom, when, or in what original form the various gospels were written.
  • New Testament - OrthodoxWiki 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orthodoxwiki.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Qur'an has no exact equivalent to the Ten Commandments listed in the Pentateuch , but various authors have found separate texts within the Qur'an which are equally restrictive.
  • Ten Commandments - RationalWiki 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC rationalwiki.com [Source type: Original source]

.A.D. 45, most likely in Koine Greek (according to Greek primacy), the lingua franca of the eastern part of the Roman Empire.^ Most of the Roman Empire also spoke Greek in Jesus' day.
  • Q & A - Why is the Old Testament written Hbrew and the New Testamentwritten in Greek? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC bibleanswerstand.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two other pronunciation systems are in vogue for the New Testament, 2) Modern Greek pronunciation and 3) a restored historically correct "Imperial Koine" as pronounced in the Roman empire during the period from 200 B.C. to 200 A.D. (The restored Attic pronunciation scheme is not listed here.
  • Greek New Testament Audio 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC letsreadgreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although the West has developed many religious ideals according to Greek primacy, Greek was the vehicular not the vernacular language of Israel.
  • Aent.org: Aramaic English New Testament | The official Messianic Peshitta Study Bible 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.aent.org [Source type: Original source]

Rylands Library Papyrus P52 is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text, which dates somewhere between 117 A.D. and 138 A.D.[2][3]
.Its books were gradually collected into a single volume.^ The books of Chronicles likewise comprised a single volume that has been made into two books.
  • Old Testament Outlines | Jesus Christ, Our Great God & Savior 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC truthsaves.org [Source type: General]

^ Many were in existence in some form long before they were assembled into a single collection and given the status of Scripture, or sacred writing.
  • Old Testament of the Bible: About the Old Testament of the Bible: Introduction - CliffsNotes 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.cliffsnotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ None of these books fit on a single scroll when they are translated into Greek, because Hebrew is written without vowels.
  • The Apocrypha and the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kencollins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the Roman Catholic church differs from Protestant denominations as to which works are included in the Old Testament, (see Antilegomena), Christianity has settled on the same twenty-seven book canon of the New Testament: it consists of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus, called "gospels"; a narrative of the Apostles' ministries in the early church, probably by the same author as the Gospel of Luke, which it continues; twenty-one early letters, commonly called "epistles" in biblical context, written by various authors and consisting mostly of Christian counsel and instruction; and an Apocalyptic prophecy.^ The New Testament consists of 27 books.
  • New Testament Overview - Lesson 3 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.theanswer.org [Source type: General]

^ Title: Old Testament pseudepigrapha and the New Testa ...
  • Old Testament stories. No. 1612. As told by Thea Heinemann, illustrated by Harvey Kidder, author of renewable matter: Western Publishing Company, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ New Testament - Gospel.com Gospel.com .
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Gospels

.Each of the gospels narrates the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth.^ The Fourfold Gospel This resource encourages a deeper understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by harmonizing the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
  • BibleMaster.com - Study Aids 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.biblemaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tradition has assigned the Gospels and most of the Epistles to certain authors, all of whom were important figures in Jesus' life or the early days of the faith.
  • The Straight Dope: Who wrote the Bible? (Part 4) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament begins with the four gospels, which record the life, death, burial, resurrection, and return to heaven of Jesus, and then proceed to instruct various Christians and Christian churches about how to think and live in light of who Jesus is and what He has done.

.The traditional author is listed after each entry; scholarship has regarded these as anonymous.^ Our authors have struck a fine balance between critical scholarship, revealed LDS doctrine, and the strong strain of LDS tradition.
  • FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fairblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps the most serious question still remaining is what we should think of the scholarship of authors and professors who continue to make these long-discredited claims.
  • Was The New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.equip.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are arranged alphabetically by author, followed by some of the more notable anonymous quotations about him.
  • Abraham Lincoln - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Gospel of Matthew, traditionally ascribed to the Apostle Matthew, son of Alphaeus according to Papias, (see the Gospel according to the Hebrews) Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus and Eusebius.^ AD) refers to Matthew's gospel Irenaeus (c.
    • Why the Bible Is the Word of God - Can I Trust the Bible? 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.gospeloutreach.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ External evidence to the effect that Matthew originally wrote this Gospel in Hebrew reaches as far back as Papias of Hierapolis, of the second century a.C. Eusebius quoted Papias as stating: "Matthew collected the oracles in the Hebrew language".

    ^ This includes 268 by Justin Martyr (100-165), 1038 by Irenaeus (active in the late second century), 1017 by Clement of Alexandria (ca.
    • bethinking.org - The Dating of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • The Gospel of Mark, traditionally ascribed to Mark the Evangelist, who wrote down the recollections of the Apostle Simon Peter according to Papias, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Eusebius.^ Who wrote the Gospels?
    • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.suite101.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We do not know who wrote the Gospel [of Matthew] .

    ^ (Mark wrote the gospel of Mark, but he did so under Peter’s endorsement.
    • The New Testament Has Been Faithfully Transmitted 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.pleaseconvinceme.com [Source type: General]

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  • The Gospel of Luke, traditionally ascribed to Luke, a physician and companion of the Apostle Paul according to Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Eusebius, Canon Muratori.^ According to the apostle Paul, neither of the above is true.
    • New Testament Contradictions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Origen, in his commentaries on the Gospels of St. John and St. Matthew, cites Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, additions to Daniel and Esdras I. Other Fathers before Origen, such as Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, and Irenaeus all quote from the Apocrypha.
    • All Scripture Is Inspired by God. . .: Thoughts on the Old Testament Canon 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He gets around the world very well, travelling even farther and faster than the Apostle Paul as he carries the Gospel of Jesus Christ to foreign lands!
    • Christian Bible Tracts . org - Gospel Tracts, Christian Tracts, Bible Tracts, Jesus Tracts, Gospel Booklets, Pamphlets, Street Tracts for Witnessing 20 September 2009 6:41 UTC christianbibletracts.org [Source type: General]

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  • The Gospel of John, traditionally ascribed to the Apostle John, son of Zebedee according to Papias, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Eusebius, Canon Muratori, Codex Vaticanus Alexandrinus.^ According to the Gospel of John, some thought nothing good could come from Nazareth.
    • Victor L. Ludlow: "Major Jewish Groups in the New Testament" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC mi.byu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Origen, in his commentaries on the Gospels of St. John and St. Matthew, cites Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, additions to Daniel and Esdras I. Other Fathers before Origen, such as Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, and Irenaeus all quote from the Apocrypha.
    • All Scripture Is Inspired by God. . .: Thoughts on the Old Testament Canon 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John The Baptist According to all four Gospels the precursor of Jesus Christ, born in Judea, the...
    • Ten Commandments Devotional Ebook 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

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.The first three are commonly classified as the Synoptic Gospels.^ The minor variations in the reports in the three Synoptic Gospels remind the student of the similar variations in Ex 20 and Dt 5.
  • NETBible: Ten Commandments, The 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The answer is that the original gospel that formed the basis for the Synoptic Gospels was first communicated, not in Greek, but in the Hebrew language.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first three Gospels are called the synoptic Gospels and clearly have some sort of relationship among themselves.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They contain very similar accounts of events in Jesus' life.^ Covers the main events of Jesus life.
  • Ten Commandments - DVDs, Audio CDs and Books 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.marianland.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the ministry of Paul the world has been misled to believe that the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke, etc are actual eyewitness accounts representing the life and teachings of Jesus, when in fact they are not.
  • New Testament Origins � The Bible & Pauline Christianity 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.burningcross.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Who cares,I can live in sin my whole life, then at the very very last minute accept jesus and god, thus my soul will be saved and i go to heaven!
  • Old Testament?.....? - Yahoo! Answers 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.The Gospel of John describes several miracles and sayings of Jesus not found in the other three.^ As in the other Gospels, Jesus is teacher and healer.
  • B311 New Testament Theology 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.theology.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ John (10:16) records him saying , "..and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice?"
  • HISTORY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.historian.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In this book (thought to have been written between 100 BCE and 40 CE), "wisdom" is similar to the logos concept found in the writings of Philo and the Gospel of John.
  • Messiah in the New Testament - Here a little, there a little - Godhead 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.herealittletherealittle.net [Source type: Original source]

.Other gospels such as the Jewish-Christian Gospels or the Gospel of Thomas were excluded from the Canon but may have some historical significance.^ Overview of the Gospels in (and excluded from) the official canon   .

^ Quote #00002-027 - Abraham Lincoln quote That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
  • Abraham Lincoln Quotes | Quotes by Abraham Lincoln 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.quotesl.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The two others taken in connection with the last chapter of St. Johns Gospel, suggest the possibility that the apostolic writings may have undergone in some cases authoritative revision.
  • New Testament. - Smith's Bible Dictionary Online 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblestudytools.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Acts of the Apostles

.The book of Acts, also termed Acts of the Apostles or Acts of the Holy Spirit, is a narrative of the apostles' ministry after Christ's death and subsequent resurrection, which is also a sequel to the third gospel.^ The Acts of the Holy Spirit through the apostles .
  • Introduction to the New Testament | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bible.org [Source type: General]

^ The Gospel consists of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • The New Testament Church Bible Study Lesson - Brought To You By THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.thegospelofchrist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the new covenant the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ.
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

.Examining style, phraseology, and other evidence, modern scholarship generally concludes that Acts and Luke share the same author.^ The contributions of this theory to modern biblical studies are hard to overstate, as even many of Wellhausen’s critics debate dating and other specifics rather than the generalities of his theory.
  • Old Testament Homily 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC frjody.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Taken with the other Scriptures we've examined, this is further evidence that Michael is another name for the Angel.
  • Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) in the Old Testament - Here a little, there a little - Godhead 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.herealittletherealittle.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts are assumed to have been written by the same person, since they are addressed to the same individual, a Roman named Theophilus.
  • The Straight Dope: Who wrote the Bible? (Part 4) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Acts, traditionally ascribed to Luke according to Clement of Alexandria, Eusebius, Canon Muratori.

Pauline epistles

.The Pauline epistles (or Corpus Paulinum) constitute those epistles traditionally attributed to Paul.^ Discussions center not only on early interpretations of Paul, but also on the history of the Pauline corpus, the textual-critical value of Patristic citations of Paul, and competing portraits of Paul himself.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary - New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.wts.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Pauline" Epistles : The early letters, major letters, prison letters and pastoral letters, most of which state that they were written by St. Paul.

^ The introduction to Paul's epistles asserts the Pauline authorship of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, against the grain of most secular scholarship.

.The authorship of a number of the other epistles is sometimes disputed (see section on authorship below, and Authorship of the Pauline epistles).^ The introduction to Paul's epistles asserts the Pauline authorship of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, against the grain of most secular scholarship.

^ (See below, Lectures V. and XI.) But Josephus, and other profane historians, whose writings are still extant, had no .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leading conservative scholar I. H. Marshall denies the Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles and concludes: .

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  • Epistle to the Hebrews - Pauline authorship is rejected by modern scholarship[9][10][11], and even in antiquity its authorship was debated.^ Timothy Titus v Hebrews 68 AD .
    • Bible Timeline & Timeline of Jesus Life - $12.50 Detailed Bible time line PDF 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC bibletimelinesite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Read 2 John 7-10 , Titus 3:9-11 and Romans 16:17 .
    • 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 letters to the Romans, the Corinthians, the Galatians, the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians, the Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus and Philemon are widely assumed to have come from the hand of the apostle Paul and are called the Pauline epistles for that reason.
    • The Straight Dope: Who wrote the Bible? (Part 4) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: Original source]

    Origen wrote, "Men of old time have handed it down as Paul's, but who wrote the Epistle God only knows"[12] -

General epistles

See main article: General epistles
.Includes those Epistles written to the church at large.^ Therefore, the commissions which Jesus has delivered to the Church include those that are set forth in the old Testament as well as those in the New Testament.

^ Much of that which was specifically addressed to Israel was superseded or changed in the Church Epistles, which are written specifically to Christians.
  • Truth Or Tradition - Are Christians required to observe the Jewish Old Testament feasts? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthortradition.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Pastoral Epistles, written to instruct in the pastoring of churches and appointing of church offices, presents quite un-Pauline attitudes.
  • New Testament History and Literature | Yale Video Course 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.academicearth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(Also called the "Catholic epistles."^ III. The so-called Catholic epistles: (1) the Epistle of James; (2 and 3) of Peter; (4, 5, and 6) of John; (7) of Jude; and (8) the Apocalypse of John, called also the Revelation of St. John the Divine.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - NEW TESTAMENT. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The seven Epistles that follow (James; I, II Peter; I, II, III John; Jude) are called "Catholic", because most of them are addressed to the faithful in general.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

In this sense, "catholic" simply means universal).

Revelation

.The final book of the New Testament is the Book of Revelation.^ The Book of Revelation is the final Book of the New Testament, and is apocalyptic in nature.

^ What is the fifth book of the New Testament?
  • New Testament - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]

^ The New Testament has 27 books: 1.

.The authorship is attributed either to the Apostle John, son of Zebedee or to John of Patmos.^ As for the gospel of John, Green states that it was either penned by the apostle John 'or written by a close disciple of his at John's direction'.

^ Marco 10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
  • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.propheties.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Some scholars confidently affirm that the apostle John is the author of all the literature attributed to him and that it follows chronologically the sequence found in the New Testament.

For a discussion of authorship see Authorship of the Johannine works.
.Revelation is sometimes called The Apocalypse of John.^ The Revelation is often called the Revelation of Saint John.
  • The Straight Dope: Who wrote the Bible? (Part 4) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At present the brunt of the battle rages around the writings called Johannine (the fourth Gospel , the three Epistles of John, and the Apocalypse).
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Apocalypse, or the Revelation of John, shares many of the traits found in apocalyptic literature: it operates in dualisms--earthly events contrasted with heavenly ones, present time with the imminent future, and it calls for cultural and political resistance.
  • New Testament History and Literature | Yale Video Course 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.academicearth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is also not read or used during church services by the Eastern Orthodox church.^ This is especially evident during the Great Lent when it is read every day at the service of the Sixth Hour.
  • - The Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.stots.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Orthodox Church, the LXX version of the Psalms are generally used and these are numbered differently in Orthodox Bibles; in most cases the LXX numbering of the Psalms is one less than the customary numbering (Cf.
  • - The Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.stots.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ It also means that during every single daily service in the synagogue, every Orthodox Jew affirms that the Scripture contains apparent contradictions that can properly be resolved!
  • The New Testament: Contradictory Or Consistent? - http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/16_08/new_testament/ 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.jewsforjesus.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Order

.The New Testament books are ordered differently in different church traditions.^ The protocanonical books and the New Testament .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The difference is in the order and division of the arrangement of the books.
  • The Old Testament Has Been Faithfully Transmitted 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.pleaseconvinceme.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the only church recognized in the New Testament.

.For example most Protestant Bibles follow the Roman Catholic order, but the order of Luther's canon is different.^ Why are there differences in the Bibles for Catholics, Protestants, and Jews?
  • The Straight Dope: Who wrote the Bible? (Part 4) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.straightdope.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Martin Luther for example was a Roman Catholic priest.

^ The first Vatican Council held 1869-70 reaffirmed the decision of the Roman Catholic Church to add the Apocrypha to the Canon.
  • Old Testament Canon Melito Septuagint Masoretic 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.cogwriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13] .Outside the Western European Catholic/Protestant world there are different orders in the Slavonic, Syriac and Ethiopian Bibles (Gospels, Acts, General epistles, Pauline epistles, and Apocalypse).^ In the Acts there are nine: in the Catholic Epistles five; in the Pauline Epistles fourteen; in the Apocalypse three.
  • NETBible: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Metzger, nothing has survived of the Acts, Catholic Epistles, and Apocalypse.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NT 6222 (622) Acts and the Pauline and General Epistles .
  • New Testament Studies Department Course Descriptions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.tiu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Apocrypha

.In ancient times there were dozens of Christian writings claiming apostolic inspiration, or for some other reason considered to have authority by some ancient churches, but which were not ultimately included in the 27-book New Testament canon.^ The protocanonical books and the New Testament .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The canon of the Old Testament outside the Church .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We will also study other writings from the ancient world, such as other gospels, testaments, and books of Acts.
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.These works are considered "apocryphal", and are therefore referred to as the New Testament Apocrypha.^ They consider it a Christian “theological statement”, and therefore from the New Testament.
  • The Spirit in the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christusrex.org [Source type: Original source]

^ New Testament apocrypha and pseude .
  • New Testament evangelism: how it works today - song, music - Copyright Info 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ All of these books were written before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth who is the subject of the subsequent Christian New Testament.

.It includes many writings unfavourable to the position of the orthodoxy, such as Gnostic writing.^ The book written by him, includes such a great number of prophecies about Christ and about occurrences in the New Testament, that many call Isaiah the Old Testament Evangelist.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To deny Jesus' Godly attributes is contrary to many positive witnesses (verses) such as 2 Timothy 3:16 which clearly states, "Jesus was God manifested in the flesh."
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.These apocryphal works are nevertheless important insofar as they provide an ancient context and setting for the composition of the canonical books.^ These books have been considered mere appendages to important books of the canon.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They added these 11 books to the Protestant canon.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This provides a divine canon of 49 books.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.They also can help establish linguistic conventions common in the canonical texts.^ They established tedious procedures to protect the text against being changed: When obvious errors were noted in the text, perhaps because a tired scribe nodded, the text was still not changed.
  • The Old Testament Has Been Faithfully Transmitted 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.pleaseconvinceme.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Hebrew canon for Judaism was established by the Pharisees at Jamnia by the second century AD. They chose 10 books less than the Greek Septuagint.

^ Do you believe that helping establish the validity and authenticity of the New Testament text is critical to restoring a basis for a moral revival in the Western world?
  • When Was the New Testament Written? > The Good News : November/December 1997 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.gnmagazine.org [Source type: Original source]

.Examples of early apocryphal works are the Gospel of Thomas and the Epistle to the Laodiceans.^ During the early Christian movement, there were about 40 Gospels and hundreds of Epistles circulating among the various faith groups.

^ John's works (the Gospel, the three epistles, and the Revelation) make up the second greatest segment of the New Testament (after the Pauline corpus).
  • B311 New Testament Theology 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.theology.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ This excellent volume in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series contains Bruce's mature work on this important early epistle.
  • The New International Greek Testament Commentary (12 Vols.) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.logos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The 4th century Codex Sinaiticus includes with the Old and New Testaments the Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas.^ Often, it is viewed as the prologue to the New Testament, as a document which, pointing forward to Jesus, is to be interpreted in the light of the New Testament, where Old Testament promises find fulfillment.
  • Chapter 1: What Is the Old Testament? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Were it not for the genealogical material in the Old Testament, the genealogies in the New Testament would be without historical foundation; and were it not for the genealogies in the New Testament, the genealogical material of the Old, preserved with such precision, would be without point.
  • Hidden (Vol.7) - Pt.V, CH.2 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.custance.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If we were being faithful to the Old Testament account, we would not include a picture of Noah preaching to a jeering mob!

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.The common languages spoken by both Jews and Gentiles in the Holy Land at the time of Jesus were Aramaic, Koine Greek, and to a limited extent a colloquial dialect of Mishnaic Hebrew.^ Daniel was written in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek).
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The vernacular of the East, and Jesus' language, was Aramaic.
  • HISTORY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.historian.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Trinity and the Jews in Jesus' times .
  • Trinity in the Old Testament and Dialogue with Jews and Muslims 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC contra-mundum.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is generally believed that the original text of the New Testament was written in Koine Greek, the vernacular dialect in 1st century Roman provinces of the Eastern Mediterranean, and later translated into other languages, most notably, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic.^ This is what is meant when it is said that the New Testament was written in " koine " Greek.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Greek text of the fourth century "Codex Sinaiticus" will be accompanied by translations into modern languages.

.However, some of the Church Fathers[14] seem to imply that Matthew was originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, see also Aramaic primacy, and there is another contention[citation needed] that the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews wrote in Hebrew, which was translated into Greek by Luke.^ Greek was translated from the Aramaic text.
  • Aramaic New Testament website 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC aramaicnt.com [Source type: General]

^ Luke wrote for the Greeks.
  • B311 New Testament Theology 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.theology.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ There are some Aramaic cultural groups that have some focus on Aramaic Primacy.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Neither view holds much support among contemporary scholars[citation needed], who argue that the literary facets of Matthew and Hebrews suggest that they were composed directly in Greek, rather than being translated, a view known as Greek primacy.^ They slew their problems, rather than being slain by them!
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We dare not of course on that account hold him in this connection as an historical personage; rather than that he might be a free creation of unconscious fiction.
  • NETBible: Abraham 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Of particular interest is Paul's use of the LXX since, as a student of Gamaliel, he easily might have known the difference between the Greek and Hebrew texts.
  • All Scripture Is Inspired by God. . .: Thoughts on the Old Testament Canon 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

.Portions of Matthew contain vocabulary that indicates Hebrew or Aramaic linguistic techniques involving puns, alliterations, and word connections.^ This seems to indicate the people knew Aramaic, but still spoke Hebrew in Jerusalem.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Evidence I am familiar with indicates that oral foundations of the gospels were definitely in Aramaic, and possibly written notes also, maybe for the common sections in Matthew and Luke which appear no where else.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During this period the words of were then preserved in the Aramaic square script as the manuscripts wore out, replacing the ancient Hebrew alphabet.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

Hebrew/Aramaic vocabulary choices possibly underlie the text in Matthew 1:21, 3:9, 4:8, 4:12, 4:21-23, 5:9-10, 5:23, 5:47-48, 7:6, 8:28-31, 9:8, 10:35-39, 11:6, 11:8-10, 11:17, 11:29, 12:13-15, 12:39, 14:32, 14:35-36, 15:34-37, 16:18, 17:05, 18:9, 18:16, 18:23-35, 19:9-13, 19:24, 21:19, 21:37-46, 21:42, 23:25-29, 24:32, 26:28-36, 26:52.[15][16][17]

Etymology

.Some believe the English term New Testament ultimately comes from the Hebrew language.^ They proclaimed the coming of the New Testament.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now comes some more news.
  • New Testament Postcards: Philemon - sermon by Dr. Ray Pritchard - August 1997 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.keepbelieving.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Discovering New Testament Evangelism By Brian Anderson Although all evangelical Christians believe that the evangelism of the world is a sacred charge Christ has entrusted them with, modern churches come far short of the evangelistic zeal of the early church.
  • Milpitas Bible Fellowship :: Library: Discovering New Testament Evangelism 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.solidrock.net [Source type: Original source]

.New Testament is taken from the Latin Novum Testamentum first coined by Tertullian.^ It was taken for granted in New Testament times, without argument or qualification, that a commonly understood body of books was in existence which the Jews recognized to be the sacred and authorized scriptures.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For all of its homely and comic touches, this announcement of Isaac 's birth was taken by Christian artists of the Middle Ages to prefigure the angelic Annunciation of the birth of Jesus in the New Testament .
  • Abraham@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tertullian, 2nd century father of the Roman church, was the first to use the terms vetus testamentum or old testament and novum testamentum or new testament.
  • The Old Testament Lives 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.yrm.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some believe this in turn is a translation of the earlier Koine Greek Καινή Διαθήκη (pronounced in postclassical Greek as Keni Dhiathiki).^ Some of it is written in " koine Greek."
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If some old Greek or Roman came to life again and saw man in a drunken debauch, would he believe that the worship of Bacchus had died out?
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hebraisms One stream of the argument is that the variations from what would be expected in " koine " Greek are due to poor translations from the Aramaic original.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This Greek term is found in the original Greek language of the New Testament, though commonly translated as new covenant, and found even earlier in the Greek translation of the Old Testament that is called the Septuagint.^ Title: Old Testament pseudepigrapha and the New Testa ...
  • Old Testament stories. No. 1612. As told by Thea Heinemann, illustrated by Harvey Kidder, author of renewable matter: Western Publishing Company, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ What is the law, where is it found in the Old Testament?
  • Tithing for New Testament Christians 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.intothelight.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.At Jeremiah 31:31, the Septuagint translated this term into Greek from the original Hebrew ברית חדשה (berit chadashah).^ The Old Testament was translated from Hebrew into Greek and is called the Septuagint .
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Hebrew and Greek words sa·ris´ and eu·nou´khos are translated eunich into English, and mean literally a human male who...
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ He apparently often used his own translations of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic sources rather than isolating extant translations that fit an interpretive agenda.
  • Matthew's Use of the Old Testament: A Preliminary Analysis by Lee Campbell 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Hebrew term is usually also translated into English as new covenant.^ Chesed (in Hebrew), a key term for Hosea, is usually translated as grace.

^ The Apostle St. Paul declares himself ( 2 Corinthians 3:6 ) a minister "of the new testament", and calls (iii, 14) the covenant entered into on Mount Sinai "the old testament".
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Pope was so infuriated by his teachings and his translation of the Bible into English, that 44 years after Wycliffe had died, he ordered the bones to be dug-up, crushed, and scattered in the river!
  • English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC greatsite.com [Source type: Original source]

.As a result, some claim the term was first used by Early Christians to refer to the new covenant that was the basis for their relationship with God.^ Basis of Claim: New Matter: translation.
  • Old Testament stories. No. 1612. As told by Thea Heinemann, illustrated by Harvey Kidder, author of renewable matter: Western Publishing Company, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Evangelical Christians claim that they have a personal and intimate relationship with God.
  • Ebon Musings: A Book of Blood 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Covenant has to do with people obeying God .
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

.About two centuries later at the time of Tertullian and Lactantius, the phrase was being used to designate a particular collection of books that some believed embodied this new covenant.^ Some, however, believe it is from the 4th century.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both collections were closed before the time of the prophets ; J some time in the ninth century B.C., and E early in the eighth century, the former probably in the South Kingdom, the latter in the North.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abraham 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Later revisions representing attempts to alter the text to a different standard probably were made about the 6th or 7th century at Caesarea.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.Tertullian, in the 2nd century, is the first currently known to use the terms novum testamentum/new testament and vetus testamentum/old testament.^ Title: Old Testament pseudepigrapha and the New Testa ...
  • Old Testament stories. No. 1612. As told by Thea Heinemann, illustrated by Harvey Kidder, author of renewable matter: Western Publishing Company, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ New Testament rock ; Old Testament hop .
  • New Testament evangelism: how it works today - song, music - Copyright Info 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Old Testament pseudepigrapha and the New Testa ...
  • Old Testament stories. No. 1612. As told by Thea Heinemann, illustrated by Harvey Kidder, author of renewable matter: Western Publishing Company, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

For example, in Against Marcion book 3,[18] chapter 14, he wrote:
This may be understood to be the Divine Word, who is doubly edged with the two testaments of the law and the gospel
And in book 4,[19] chapter 6, he wrote:
.For it is certain that the whole aim at which he has strenuously laboured even in the drawing up of his Antitheses, centres in this, that he may establish a diversity between the Old and the New Testaments, so that his own Christ may be separate from the Creator, as belonging to this rival god, and as alien from the law and the prophets.^ Isaiah, Old Testament prophet, c1804.
  • Old testament Stock Photo Images. 611 Old testament royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ But do they belong in the canon of the Old Testament?
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
  • bible.html 15 September 2009 21:021 UTC www.dfwx.com [Source type: Original source]

Lactantius, also in Latin, in the 3rd century, in his Divine Institutes, book 4, chapter 20,[20] wrote:
.But all scripture is divided into two Testaments.^ 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.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For those of you who claim the ten commandments went out with the cross; here is scriptural support for all ten commandments being brought over into the new testament.

^ But church leaders after the canon was established, to please various Gentile peoples, divided many of the early books into two (or even four) divisions.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.That which preceded the advent and passion of Christ—that is, the law and the prophets—is called the Old; but those things which were written after His resurrection are named the New Testament.^ The New Testament is the portion of the Bible that was written after the events of Jesus Christ.
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ What is the law, where is it found in the Old Testament?
  • Tithing for New Testament Christians 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.intothelight.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Moses, Old Testament prophet, c1860.
  • Old testament Stock Photo Images. 611 Old testament royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

.The Jews make use of the Old, we of the New: but yet they are not discordant, for the New is the fulfilling of the Old, and in both there is the same testator, even Christ, who, having suffered death for us, made us heirs of His everlasting kingdom, the people of the Jews being deprived and disinherited.^ Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How was Christ made a curse for us?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ will come, but He will suffer and will be put to death.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.As the prophet Jeremiah testifies when he speaks such things: [Jer 31:31–32] "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new testament to the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not according to the testament which I made to their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; for they continued not in my testament, and I disregarded them, saith the Lord."^ "I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

... .For that which He said above, that He would make a new testament to the house of Judah, shows that the old testament which was given by Moses was not perfect; but that which was to be given by Christ would be complete.^ Moses, Old Testament prophet, c1860.
  • Old testament Stock Photo Images. 611 Old testament royalty free images and photography available to buy from over 100 stock photo companies. 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fotosearch.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, we have both the "New Testament" and the Old.
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ is Himself, then, the center of the New Testament.
  • B311 New Testament Theology 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.theology.edu [Source type: Original source]

The Vulgate translation, in the 5th century, used testamentum in 2nd Corinthians 3:[21]
.(6) Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit.^ Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life” ( II Cor.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Who relates to who in the New Testament?
  • ESV Bible Blog » Mapping New Testament Social Networks 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.esv.org [Source type: General]

^ The Apostle St. Paul declares himself ( 2 Corinthians 3:6 ) a minister "of the new testament", and calls (iii, 14) the covenant entered into on Mount Sinai "the old testament".
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth. (Douay-Rheims)
(14) But their senses were made dull. .For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void).^ This happened on the Sabbath day in the Old Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Isnt the Old Testament "done away"?
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ and the Old testament .

(Douay-Rheims)
However, the more modern NRSV translates these verses from the Koine Greek as such:
.(6) Who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.^ Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life” ( II Cor.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So what changed with the giving of the New Covenant and why was it changed.

^ Famous Bible Quotes : 81 Our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new convenant, not of letter, but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
  • Famous Bible Verses and Quotes - Real. Powerful. Timeless. 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.topbibleverses.com [Source type: Original source]


(14) But their minds were hardened. .Indeed, to this very day, when they hear the reading of the old covenant, that same veil is still there, since only in Christ is it set aside.^ Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We can only read men's acts- what they have done.
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We can only read men's acts--what they have done.

.Thus, it is common to translate using either of two English terms, testament and covenant, even though they are not synonymous.^ Cox even claimed that the two terms are used interchangeably.
  • The Israel of God, the term "Israel" in the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.middletownbiblechurch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Either thescreen bothers their eyes, or they can't read for longperiods due to the back lighting; even though theelectronic edition allows for convenient search capabilityand the ability to adjust the font sizes for better viewing.
  • The REAL Rheims New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC realdouayrheims.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Contrary to the procedure of the modern Bible translators, when a passage seemed strange and unintelligible they left it alone, even if obscure, and "let the chips fall as they may."
  • Why Should You Read Only the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.marianland.com [Source type: General]

Authorship

.The New Testament is a collection of works, and as such was written by multiple authors.^ Wellhausen was also the author of many works on the New Testament and on Arabic history.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The New Testament was not written all at once.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is agreed that the authors of the New Testament were sincere.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.The traditional view is that all the books were written by apostles (e.g.^ The law removed includes "all things written in the book of the Law" (3:10).
  • Seventh Day Sabbath & the Old Law: Keeping Holy Days Today? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Matthew ("Gift of Jehovah"), the first book of the New Testament, is necessarily written from a Jewish point of view, and preserves admirable continuity with the Old Testament.
  • The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief :: LM Grant // New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

.Matthew and Paul), or disciples working under their direction (e.g.^ There, Paul wrote, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them .
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ferdomnach is said to have worked under the direction of abbott Torbach of Armagh, who held that post from 807-808 -- but we also see a reference to Ferdomnach as "the heir of Patrick," i.e.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hence the final product is the work of an unknown supposed disciple of Matthew.

.Mark[22] and Luke[23]).^ Mark 16: 9-20 , Luke 22: 43-44 , 23: 34 , etc.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mark 9: 44 , 46 , Luke 22: 43-44 , 23: 34 , as well as the full form of the Lord's Prayer in chapter 11, and it has all of the "Western Non-Interpolations" in Luke 24).
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mark 15:7 and Luke 23:19 say that Barabbas was guilty of insurrection and murder.
  • New Testament Contradictions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, in modern times, with the rise of rigorous historical inquiry and textual criticism, these traditional ascriptions have been rejected by some.^ I cannot help feeling that something has been lost and is missing from these accounts---they are incomplete in some way that is critical to complete understanding.

^ We have attempted the perhaps impossible task of engaging the reader in some involvement with a broad spectrum of insights from leading scholars, while at the same time preserving the substance of the narrative tradition that has been the historical foundation of the Christian religion.

^ It will utilize the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism (often slighted in modern commentaries), the methods of the history of tradition (including genre and prosodic analysis), and the history of religion.
  • Bible Commentaries (Old Testament) 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.deaconsil.com [Source type: Academic]

.While the traditional authors have been listed above, a modern, unsubstantiated critical view is discussed herein.^ My point should be quite clear: the CURRENT view of critical scholarship takes a different view than the work under discussion.

^ Modern biblical criticism approached the Bible as a historical document and tried to interpret it apart from any particular faith tradition.
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^ Quite a different view on the section of Genesis treating of Abraham, and indeed of the whole of Genesis, is taken by modern critical scholars.
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.Seven of the epistles of Paul are generally accepted by most modern scholars as authentic; these undisputed letters include Romans, First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, First Thessalonians, and Philemon.^ It is safe to say that a standard liberal view of Paul's letters accepts at least seven to nine as authentic Ephesians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus being excluded (some would add Colossians and 2 Thessalonians).
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^ The primary curriculum for Christians (i.e., people born again of God’s incorruptible seed by adherence to Romans 10:9) is found in the Church Epistles: Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
  • Truth Or Tradition - Are Christians required to observe the Jewish Old Testament feasts? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthortradition.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Paul , and most scholars believe that they either were written by an amanuensis to whom Paul gave great freedom in their composition, or, more probably, where drawn up near the end of the first century by a devoted follower of Paul, who utilized several shorter letters of the apostle which otherwise would have been lost.

.Raymond E. Brown has this to say about Colossians: "At the present moment about 60 percent of critical scholarship holds that Paul did not write the letter" (An Introduction, p. 610; cited by earlychristianwritings.com).^ What did Jesus say about tithing?
  • Tithing for New Testament Christians 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.intothelight.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Regarding the book of Colossians, Brown says that ' about 60 percent of critical scholarship ' deem it to be pseudonymous (New Testament Introduction, p.

^ But what law was Paul writing about?
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Liberal scholars usually question Pauline authorship for any other epistle, although there are conservative Christian scholars who accept the traditional ascriptions.^ Leading conservative scholar I. H. Marshall denies the Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles and concludes: .

^ Even though I surveyed this matter in a 1992 book,[1] the issues are so important -- especially for Christian college students who often do not know where to look for answers -- that there is considerable merit in addressing this question in a popular, nontechnical format.
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^ Meanwhile, conservative scholars reconsider what indeed a claim to Mosaic authorship should entail.
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.However, almost no current mainstream scholars, Christian or otherwise, hold that Paul wrote Hebrews.^ And it has sometimes been thought that Hebrews represents a compromise or halfway stage between Judaism and Christianity, in contrast with the pure message of the Gospels and the radical Christianity of Paul.
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^ No matter what the clerk actually thought of Paul and the Christians, he was eager to keep the peace.
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^ For example, for most of Christian history, the attribution of Hebrews to Paul has made it more difficult for readers to hear this epistle's distinctive voice.
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.In fact, questions about the authorship of Hebrews go back at least to the 3rd century ecclesiastical writer Caius, who attributed only thirteen epistles to Paul (Eusebius, Hist.^ Even in Paul's old age, in the Pastoral Epistles the stamp of Paul's spirit is admitted by those who admit only Pauline fragments; see J. Weiss, Beiträge zur Paulinschen Rhetorik (1897).

^ If these things were so when Paul wrote, not only has the passage of the years brought the end measurably closer, but the distinctive facts and pressures of the late twentieth century bring home the message of Philippians in a very pointed way.
  • New Testament » The Upward Way Press 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.rmcrob.com [Source type: General]

^ Jacoby says that Christian writers were drawn to Thalluss History because it was the latest thing and appeared only in the second century.
  • New Testament Studies, Professor Wells 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jeromekahn123.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

eccl.
, 6.20.3ff.). .A small minority of scholars hypothesize Hebrews may have been written by one of Paul's close associates, such as Barnabas, Silas, or Luke, given that the themes therein seemed to them as largely Pauline.^ Just how to explain this is difficult, but Eliezer was his steward, and oriental custom may have entailed the possessions of his master on such an one where no natural heir existed.
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^ Hence the views of traditionalist and critic (not implying that the traditionalist may not also be critical) on the Canon parallel, and are largely influenced by, their respective hypotheses on the origin of its component members.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the more notorious among such scholars was Friedrich Delitzsch not to be confused with his father, Franz, who translated the New Testament into Hebrew.
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.The authorship of all non-Pauline books have been disputed in recent times.^ No book of ancient times has come down to us exactly as it left the hands of its author--all have been in some way altered.
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^ Our book, those which are justly accredited, are but two and twenty and contain the record of all time.
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^ It is the number one selling and read book of all times.

.Ascriptions are largely polarized between Christian and non-Christian experts, making any sort of scholarly consensus all but impossible.^ Like nearly all Christians of the time, its [higher criticism's] proponents believed in the moral superiority of Christianity to Judaism, and they used their scholarly works to illustrate this.
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^ While this went far toward resolving the identity crisis, it also set the stage for a polarization between Israel and the Church, or Christians and Jews that has been warlike ever since.

^ Make sure the tyres rotate in this direction or you'll get into all sorts of trouble.
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Even majority views are unclear.
.The synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, unlike the other New Testament works, have a unique interrelationship.^ Synoptic Problem Addresses the literary relationships among the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
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^ In studying the Synoptic Gospels, for instance, we refer to the Gospel of Mark as a source for both Matthew and Luke.
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^ Assignment: gospel beginnings: compare the actual beginnings of each gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) with your original ideas about how they begin or ought to begin.
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.They describe many of the same events and attribute similar or identical sayings to Jesus.^ Jesus' sayings are simply assertions without support of Scripture, the Rabbis show that they were derived from Scripture and thereby establish their claim to priority.
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^ Many Muslims come as well, since they honor Mary as the mother of the prophet Jesus.
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^ It seems, then, that the early disciples of Jesus wrote down some of Jesus' sayings and deeds, memorized a great deal of his teaching (they were capable of this in that culture), and passed it on with accuracy.
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.The dominant view among non-theologian scholars is the Two-Source Hypothesis.^ Although written by a serious non-denominational Bible student and teacher of nearly 40 years, this book is not for the professional Bible scholar or theologian.
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^ The analysis of the text seems to agree fairly well with the hypothesis of two sources--Mark and Q. (i.e.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Proto-Canon In opposition to scholars of more recent views, conservatives do not admit that the Prophets and the Hagiographa represent two successive stages in the formation of the Palestinian Canon.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.This hypothesis proposes that both Matthew and Luke drew significantly upon the Gospel of Mark and another common source, known as the "Q Source" (Q is derived from Quelle, the German word for "source").^ So, according to the four-source theory, Q and Mark predate Matthew and Luke.
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^ Q is alleged to be that material which Matthew and Luke have in common but which is absent from Mark.
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^ In studying the Synoptic Gospels, for instance, we refer to the Gospel of Mark as a source for both Matthew and Luke.
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.However, the nature and even existence of Q is speculative, and scholars have proposed variants on the hypothesis which redefine or exclude it.^ That the Hebrew Sheol never designates a place of punishment in a future state of existence, we have the testimony of the most learned of scholars, even among the so-called orthodox.
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^ Hebrews is anonymous (although various scholars have proposed guesses on the identity of the author).

^ However, He inspired Paul to write, “Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” ( I Cor.
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.Most pro-Q scholars believe that it was a single written document, while a few contest that "Q" was actually a number of documents or oral traditions.^ Written and oral tradition together got the job done.
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^ Form In biblical studies form most often refers to oral forms for the transmission of tradition.
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^ Most regard I Peter to be pseudonymous, although there are many scholars who also defend its Petrine authorship; the Johannine epistles are widely deemed to be anonymous documents.

.If it was a documentary source, no information about its author or authors can be obtained from the resources currently available.^ Almost all of our sources of information about the pagan religions alleged to have influenced early Christianity are dated very late.
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^ The book itself is anonymous, and makes no claim at all about its author.

^ 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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.The traditional view supposes that Mark was written first, and Matthew and Luke drew from it and the second chronological work; and some scholars have attempted to use their modern methods to confirm the idea.^ And since Luke used Matthew and Mark, then Matthew and Mark are to be dated even earlier.
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^ That we have some assurance that this method 'works'.

^ Assignment: gospel beginnings: compare the actual beginnings of each gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) with your original ideas about how they begin or ought to begin.
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An even smaller group of scholars espouse Lukan priority.
.Modern scholars are skeptical about authorship claims for noncanonical books, such as the Nag Hammadi corpus discovered in Egypt in 1945. This corpus of fifty-two Coptic books, dated to about 350–400, includes gospels in the names of Thomas, Philip, James, John, and many others.^ It was never taken seriously by scholars, but it has enjoyed some degree of public acceptance, simply because of its clever “New King James Version” marketing name.
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^ Many of the manuscripts are early-for example, the John Rylands manuscript (about 120; it was found in Egypt and contains a few verses from the Gospel of John), the Chester Beatty Papyri (200; it contains major portions of the New Testament), Codex Sinaiticus (350; it contains virtually all of the New Testament), and Codex Vaticanus (325-50; it contains almost the entire Bible).
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^ Origen, in his commentaries on the Gospels of St. John and St. Matthew, cites Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, additions to Daniel and Esdras I. Other Fathers before Origen, such as Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, and Irenaeus all quote from the Apocrypha.
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.Like almost all ancient works, they represent copies rather than original texts.^ It's like they're all cousins.
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^ Typically, years represented using this system are recorded with 'AD' in front of the year, for example AD 1800, rather than in the manner you show.
  • Dwindling In Unbelief: Everything in the Old Testament points to Jesus 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like nearly all Christians of the time, its [higher criticism's] proponents believed in the moral superiority of Christianity to Judaism, and they used their scholarly works to illustrate this.
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.None of the original texts has been discovered, and scholars argue about the dating of the originals.^ When we refer to the date of a text, we refer to the date of the original text.
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^ Bultmann) argued that this was a reference to some type of Gnostic teaching, therefore dating John much, much later that originally thought.

^ She argues that some of the early Hebrew texts dating back to the 2nd century B.C. attest to a biblical priestly heritage.

.Suggested dates vary from as early as 50 to as late as the late second century for the gnostics.^ The second chapter of II Peter embodies most of the little letter of Jude, which probably dates from the latter part of the first century.

^ There is one book from the late 1 st or early 2 nd century, however, which could be used as a witness that the change by the Jews from 22 to 24 took place as early as 90 C.E. or 110 C.E. That book is Second Esdras.
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^ This account, from an anonymous Christian of the second or third century, not only relates the story, but reflects the popular opinion of early Christians on the subject.
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.(See Gospel of Thomas and New Testament Apocrypha.^ It is true there is no direct quotation in the New Testament of the Apocrypha.
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^ In point of fact, the New Testament writers distinguish their inspired words from those of the historical Jesus (see 1 Cor.
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^ Usually I see New Testament scholars defending a more flexible early church structure over against the systematic theologians who defend structures that developed later.
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)
.To summarize, the only books for which there are solid authorship consensuses among modern critical scholars are the Pauline epistiles mentioned above, which are universally regarded as authentic, and Hebrews, which is nearly always rejected.^ Regarding the authorship of Hebrews Metzger wrote (p.

^ There are many conservative scholars who regard II Peter to be pseudonymous and some conservative scholars who endorse Petrine authorship, conservatives who deny Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles and conservatives who endorse Pauline authorship, conservatives who regard the apostle Matthew to have authored the gospel under his name in its finished form and conservatives who completely deny this or accept Matthean authorship only partially etc.

^ As regards the last-mentioned, modern discoveries have made it better known and show that it is not to be overmuch depreciated.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.The remaining nineteen books remain in dispute, some holding to the traditional view, and others regarding them as anonymous or pseudonymic.^ However, just as The Ten Commandments appear to have become meaningless in today's society, generally none of the remaining commandments in the Book of Exodus are held in high regard anymore.

^ Regarding the book of Colossians, Brown says that ' about 60 percent of critical scholarship ' deem it to be pseudonymous (New Testament Introduction, p.

^ 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.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

Date of composition

.According to tradition, the earliest of the books were the letters of Paul, and the last books to be written are those attributed to John, who is traditionally said to have lived to a very old age, perhaps dying as late as 100, although this is often disputed.^ Even in Paul's old age, in the Pastoral Epistles the stamp of Paul's spirit is admitted by those who admit only Pauline fragments; see J. Weiss, Beiträge zur Paulinschen Rhetorik (1897).

^ Athanasius, in his festal letter of 367, lists the books of the Old Testament and includes in his canon those parts of the Apocrypha associated with Jeremiah and Daniel (all the while he excludes Esther!
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^ In May 1998, Pope John Paul II issued an apostolic letter on the subject, entitled Dies Domini (The Lord's Day) .
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Irenaeus of Lyons, c. .185, stated that the Gospels of Matthew and Mark were written while Peter and Paul were preaching in Rome, which would be in the 60s, and Luke was written some time later.^ But, on this view, Matthew would not have written a Gospel himself.

^ Plus, this 'custom' (and its exercise on Barabbas) is one of the few gospel events referred to in an independent manner by Luke, Mark-Matthew, and John (judging by the presence/absence of details/structures in the narrative), as well as the early reference in Act 3:14 as part of the sermon of Peter .

^ And since Luke used Matthew and Mark, then Matthew and Mark are to be dated even earlier.
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.Most secular scholars agree on the dating of the majority of the New Testament, except for the epistles and books that they consider to be pseudepigraphical (i.e., those thought not to be written by their traditional authors).^ This set has individual authors for each book of the New Testament.
  • Cincinnati Christian University Library - Old and New Testament Commentaries 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC library.ccuniversity.edu [Source type: General]

^ Together they form the New Testament .
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^ "The date of a text is the date when the text was written by its author.
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.For the gospels they tend to date Mark no earlier than 65 and no later than 75. Matthew is dated between 70 and 85. Luke is usually placed within 80 to 95. However a select few scholars disagree with this as Luke indicates in the book of Acts that he has already written the Gospel of Luke prior to writing the introduction to Acts.^ And since Luke used Matthew and Mark, then Matthew and Mark are to be dated even earlier.
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^ By way of review, this view holds that the Gospels were written between 70 and 95.
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^ Until recent years, a fairly standard dating of the Gospels was this: Mark at 70, Matthew and Luke at 75 to 85, and John at 95.
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.Acts is written in a journal form indicating that it may have been written during Paul's journeys which it documents.^ The apostle Paul indicated that corruption of the New Testament began during the apostolic period: "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God.
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^ No part of this text or graphics may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from Signature Books, LLC .

^ Acts 23:5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
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.That would put Acts as early as the 60's and the Gospel of Luke earlier than that.^ During his earlier years of practice in Springfield his wife would have him put their latest baby in its wagon and wheel it on the street until he had to go to his office.

^ The Acts of the Apostles, written by the author of the third gospel, refers ( 5:37 ) to Judas of Galilee in the days of the enrolment (apographe, as at Luke 2:2).
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^ So, much of the Gospels reflects the needs and issues in the life setting of the early church (50-75) or in the life setting of the redactors of the Gospels at the time they were put into writing.
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.This then could push back Mark into the late 50's if one believes that Mark is the source of some of Luke's material.^ It is just as if I saw some one navigating and laboring in deep water [and struggling against adverse winds] or one fallen into fire, and could extend to him the hand to pull him out and save him, and yet refused to do it.
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^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ Some of the material in the Gospels is irrelevant to the issues facing the early church (50-90).
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.Early church fathers rarely seem to support parts of that.^ Fathers of the early church .
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^ As Hugo Staudinger argues, "The Jewish war is an important part of the history of the early Church.
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^ The external test asks whether material external to the document (in this case, archaeology or the writings of the early church fathers) confirms the reliability of the document.
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.For instance Irenaeus claims "Luke recorded the teachings of Paul, after the deaths of Peter and Paul.^ The New Testament claims to be the written record Jesus' ministry, his teachings and the formation of his church.
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^ It has also been cited as the source for Paul's teaching in Romans 6:1-4, where he relates Christian baptism to the Christian's identification with Christ's death and resurrection.
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^ Irenaeus says that, after the death of Peter and Paul, Mark, who had been his disciple and interpreter, handed on in writing the things which it had been Peter's custom to preach.
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.He wrote after the Hebrew Matthew, at around the same time as Mark, and before John."^ Into this same time period Matthew somehow manages to squeeze: the visit of the Magi to Herod, the slaughter of the innocents and the flight into Egypt, the sojourn in Egypt, and the return from Egypt.
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^ Arche means primacy, either in relation to time or rank; aggelos has the same meaning as the Hebrew word mal'ak ; it refers to a messenger or an envoy.
  • Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) in the Old Testament - Here a little, there a little - Godhead 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.herealittletherealittle.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Before the time of Christ, the Jews had already ceased to speak Hebrew.
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.Clement though claims: "Luke was written before Mark and John and at the same time as Matthew.^ Origen, in his commentaries on the Gospels of St. John and St. Matthew, cites Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, additions to Daniel and Esdras I. Other Fathers before Origen, such as Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, and Irenaeus all quote from the Apocrypha.
  • All Scripture Is Inspired by God. . .: Thoughts on the Old Testament Canon 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Into this same time period Matthew somehow manages to squeeze: the visit of the Magi to Herod, the slaughter of the innocents and the flight into Egypt, the sojourn in Egypt, and the return from Egypt.
  • New Testament Contradictions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

." When taken with Clement's writing on Mark, this means that Peter and Paul were alive at the time that Luke was written.^ Nevertheless, it does seem obvious that Paul was writing the letter we know as 1 Corinthians from Ephesus, where he was engaged in missionary work for an extended period of time.
  • Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ And Lukes description of Zacharias and Elisabeth is taken, at times almost verbatim, from the Old Testament description of Abraham and Sarah (Brown, p.
  • New Testament Studies, Professor Wells 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jeromekahn123.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was this passage which made John Calvin certain that Peter did not himself write Second Peter because, he says, Peter would never have spoken about Paul like this.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

.The earliest of the books of the New Testament was First Thessalonians, an epistle of Paul, written probably in 51, or possibly Galatians in 49 according to one of two theories of its writing.^ The protocanonical books and the New Testament .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But Paul writes this epistle from prison.
  • The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief :: LM Grant // New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?
  • The New Testament: Contradictory Or Consistent? - http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/16_08/new_testament/ 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.jewsforjesus.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Of the pseudepigraphical epistles, Christian scholars tend to place them somewhere between 70 and 150, with Second Peter usually being the latest.^ The Greek manuscripts of Second Peter vary between seiroi , pits, and seirai , chains.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is noticeable that this version does not contain the Second and Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude and the Apocalypse.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most regard I Peter to be pseudonymous, although there are many scholars who also defend its Petrine authorship; the Johannine epistles are widely deemed to be anonymous documents.

.In the 1830s German scholars of the Tübingen school dated the books as late as the third century, but the discovery of some New Testament manuscripts and fragments, not including some of the later writings, dating as far back as 125 (notably Papyrus 52) has called such late dating into question.^ The New Testament itself is in dialogue on this question.
  • Direction: Ecology According to the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.directionjournal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ T he didactic books constitute the third group of writings in the Old Testament.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These features of first-century culture bear on the question of dating some of the materials in the New Testament.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Additionally, a letter to the church at Corinth in the name of Clement of Rome in 95 quotes from 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament, and a letter to the church at Philippi in the name of Polycarp in 120 quotes from 16 books.^ The protocanonical books and the New Testament .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the only church recognized in the New Testament.

^ Scriptural authority, a New Testament Church.

.Therefore, some of the books of the New Testament were at least in a first-draft stage, though there is negligible evidence in these quotes or among biblical manuscripts for the existence of different early drafts.^ Though quite similar, there are marked differences in some of their particulars.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are four different passages which mention the "tithe" in the New Testament.
  • Milpitas Bible Fellowship :: Library: Old Testament Tithing vs. New Testament Giving 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.solidrock.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The whole Biblical Canon therefore consists of the canons of the Old and New Testaments .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other books were probably not completed until later, if we assume they must have been quoted by Clement or Polycarp.^ The other books were translated later, but they probably followed pretty fast.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ People make their own translations of them until they got incorporated in one of the Greek Gospels later on.

^ They must remain there until He puts them out.
  • Baptism � An Old Testament Doctrine 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblelighthouse.com [Source type: Original source]

.There are many minor discrepancies between manuscripts (largely spelling or grammatical differences).^ There are many unusual things about their large stylish home.
  • Abraham Flory 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC theflorys.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, there were many different manuscripts available to the religious leaders that were not generally available to the common people.

^ But many of the differences between the New Testament and the Septuagint and Hebrew Bible may simply have resulted from each group using different manuscripts, not just the transmission into the New Testament, because there were also differences between the Septuagint and Hebrew versions (such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samaritan Pentateuch, Masoretic tradition, and others).
  • Religious Studies Center - How the New Testament Came to Be - Paul’s Use of Old Testament Scripture 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC rsc.byu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An alternative and much earlier date has been proposed by John A. T. Robinson, on the ground that none of the writings in the new testament showed clear evidence of a knowledge of Jerusalem's temple's destruction, which should have appeared considering the importance of that event for Jews and Christians of that time.^ Destruction of the second temple and the city of Jerusalem .
  • Old Testament Timeline 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.matthewmcgee.org [Source type: Original source]

^ John is throughout the New Testament.
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ But how common was that at the time of the New Testament?
  • Religious Studies Center - How the New Testament Came to Be - Paul’s Use of Old Testament Scripture 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC rsc.byu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Thus, he argues that the whole new testament had been written before 70 A.D. [24]

Canonization

The process of canonization was complex and lengthy. .It was characterized by a compilation of books that the apostolic tradition considered authoritative in worship and teaching, relevant to the historical situations in which they lived, and consonant with the Old Testament.^ But do they belong in the canon of the Old Testament?
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Old Testament: Historical books .
  • The Bible - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Old Testament: Prophetic books .
  • The Bible - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Contrary to popular misconception, the New Testament canon was not summarily decided in large, bureaucratic church council meetings, but rather developed over many centuries.^ Scriptural authority, a New Testament Church.

^ But in the church of the New Testament, all is different.
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Missions describes the mission of the New Testament Church.

Thus, McDonald states:[25]
.Although a number of Christians have thought that church councils determined what books were to be included in the biblical canons, a more accurate reflection of the matter is that the councils recognized or acknowledged those books that had already obtained prominence from usage among the various early Christian communities.^ In Christian usage canon refers to rules adopted by a council.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A large number of Christian commentators have found it more ingenious to explain errors, improbabilities and contradictions in Biblical descriptions by using the excuse that the Biblical authors were expressing ideas in accordance with the social factors of a different culture or mentality.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Synoptic Gospels are probably much close to the ipissima verba of Jesus and to his teaching about the future, whereas the Johannine literature evidences a much more developed theology that reflects more fully the insights of early Christians in the period after the resurrection .

Similarly, from Patzia:[26]
.It appears that the books that finally were canonized are those that enjoyed a special status and were utilized both frequently and universally by the church.^ Not until 1546 AD in a polemical action at the counter-Reformation Council of Trent (1545-63), did the apocryphal books receive full canonical status by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The "Decretum pro Jacobitis" contains a complete list of the books received by the Church as inspired, but omits, perhaps advisedly, the terms canon and canonical .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It can be shown that our present versions have simply divided the official books of the Old Testament divergently than those who originated the canon.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, this is not to say that no councils touched the issue of the canon.^ However, it was practically the Lutherans alone who sought to diminish the traditional Canon, which the Council of Trent was to define in 1546.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However unlikely it may seem, it is by no means impossible that he did say just that.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No canon or council of the Christian church recognized the Apocrypha as inspired for nearly four centuries.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some of these include the Council of Trent (also called the Tridentine Council) of 1546 for Roman Catholicism (by vote: 24 yea, 15 nay, 16 abstain),[27] the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1563 for the Church of England, the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647 for Calvinism, and the Synod of Jerusalem of 1672 for Eastern Orthodoxy.^ The Council of Trent's definition of the canon (1546) .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Council of Trent (1545-1563) recognized the need for an authentic Latin text and authorized a revision of the extant corrupt editions.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Twelve of these records, however, were accepted by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches and are included in the Douay Version of the Bible as a result of the Council of Trent in 1546).

.Although these councils did include statements about the canon, they were only reaffirming the existing canon which was reached by mutual agreement over many centuries—they were just making it official.^ They brought with them many of her principles and practices, and it is these unscriptural things that divide the Christian forces today.

^ These people were different to the 12th century Philistines in that they dwelt around Gerar under a king (Heb.

^ Not that God was angry with these dumb creatures, but because man was so wicked for whose cause they were created, God makes them to take part of the punishments with him.
  • Notes on Hosea 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC reformed.org [Source type: Original source]

.According to the Catholic Encyclopedia article on the 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.^ But what about for people in the New Testament time?
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]

^ It was taken for granted in New Testament times, without argument or qualification, that a commonly understood body of books was in existence which the Jews recognized to be the sacred and authorized scriptures.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On that day, according to a New York Times article honoring the fallen , slightly more than 2,600 people lost their lives.
  • Ebon Musings: A Book of Blood 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

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."
.In the first three centuries of the Christian church, Early Christianity, there seems not to have been a New Testament canon that was complete and universally recognized.^ Paul, Timothy and many other Christians from the Church of the first century.
  • All Scripture Is Inspired by God. . .: Thoughts on the Old Testament Canon 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.kalvesmaki.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the only church recognized in the New Testament.

^ Scriptural authority, a New Testament Church.

.Such non canonical gospels as the Gospel according to the Hebrews were widely read.^ They are spoken of in such a way as to make it clear that they have been collected and published, and that they are generally available and widely read.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The JSSR is a non-Christian, Jesus-Seminar type of institution which has connections with and sponsors seminars for various Messianic and Hebrew Roots ministries such as Moriel Ministries and Messengers of Messiah.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Unfortunately, in the times of the Babylonian captivity the Hebrew original of the prophet Baruch was lost, which is why the Greek translation of his book was placed on the list of non-canonical books.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

[28]
.One of the earliest attempts at solidifying a canon was made by Marcion, c.^ One report claims that the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius made an attempt to evangelize the Slavs around the beginning of the seventh century.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Luther's fundamental conception of revelation made it impossible for the Protestants to submit their understanding of the Bible even to the earliest and purest form of the ecclesiastical canon.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.140 AD, who accepted only a modified version of Luke (Gospel of Marcion) and ten of Paul's letters, while rejecting the Old Testament entirely.^ Is discussed only in the Old Testament.
  • Lesson 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE - New American Standard Version 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC bible-study.jordanpark.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Who is the author of the Old Testament?
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even in Paul's old age, in the Pastoral Epistles the stamp of Paul's spirit is admitted by those who admit only Pauline fragments; see J. Weiss, Beiträge zur Paulinschen Rhetorik (1897).

.His unorthodox canon was rejected by a majority of Christians, as was he and his theology, Marcionism.^ These books are accepted as canon among most Christian churches, though rejected as canon by the Protestant churches in favor of the shorter list of books found in the Hebrew Bible.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Adolf Harnack in Origin of the New Testament (1914)[3] argued that the orthodox Church at this time was largely an Old Testament Church (one that "follows the Testament of the Creator-God") without a New Testament canon and that it gradually formulated its New Testament canon in response to the challenge posed by Marcion.^ But what about for people in the New Testament time?
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Today, we have both the "New Testament" and the Old.
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament quotes give God-approved commentaries on the Old Testament.
  • The Importance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians by Samuel G. Dawson 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC gospelthemes.com [Source type: Original source]

[29]
.The Muratorian fragment, dated at between 170 (based on an internal reference to Pope Pius I and arguments put forth by Bruce Metzger) and as late as the end of the 4th century (according to the Anchor Bible Dictionary), provides the earliest known New Testament canon attributed to mainstream (that is, not Marcionite) Christianity.^ Late dates of authorship, and reports of historical errors were attributed to the New Testament.
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those who wish to learn more about the history of the versions are advised to consult a reference such as Bruce M. Metzger's The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1977).
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A good starting place is Natalio Fernández Marcos, "The Septuagint and the New Testament," chapter 21 in The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible , trans.
  • 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]

.It is similar, but not identical, to the modern New Testament canon.^ NOTE: We do not believe the familiar model of the modern Pastor can be found in the New Testament.

^ Another New Testament application of a law established under the Old Covenant is seen in modern Western bankruptcy law.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is impossible to overestimate the importance of modern Greek vernacular in the knowledge of New Testament Greek.

.The oldest clear endorsement of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John being the only legitimate gospels was written c.^ The Four Gospels: The gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, were in the main composed between 80 and 150 C.E. ; each relates, with a characteristic tendency of its own, the story of Jesus from the time of the appearance of John the Baptist until the "resurrection," with the purpose of showing that he was the looked-for Messiah of the Jewish prophecies.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - NEW TESTAMENT. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus, this 'custom' (and its exercise on Barabbas) is one of the few gospel events referred to in an independent manner by Luke, Mark-Matthew, and John (judging by the presence/absence of details/structures in the narrative), as well as the early reference in Act 3:14 as part of the sermon of Peter .

^ These fragments are partial manuscripts with the Gospel of John 18:31-33 and 18:37-38 (manuscript P52) being the oldest, dating to about 130-140 A.D. P52 is now in the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.180 AD. It was a claim made by Bishop Irenaeus in his polemic Against the Heresies, for example III.XI.8: "It is not possible that the gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ Recognize that they are more than animals.
  • Tag » Ten Commandments « @ Ron Edmondson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.ronedmondson.com [Source type: Original source]

.For, since there are four zones of the world in which we live, and four principal winds, while the church is scattered throughout all the world, and the “pillar and ground” of the church is the gospel and the spirit of life; it is fitting that she should have four pillars, breathing out immortality on every side, and vivifying men afresh."^ Four winds - represent all parts of the nominal church.

^ Trackbacks (0) Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents.
  • New Testament » The Upward Way Press 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.rmcrob.com [Source type: General]

^ On the side of the Union it is a struggle for maintaining in the world that form and substance of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men — to lift artificial weights from their shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start, and a fair chance in the race of life.
  • Abraham Lincoln - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.At least, then, the books considered to be authoritative included the four gospels and many of the letters of Paul, though, based on the arguments Irenaeus made in support of only four authentic gospels, some interpreters deduce that the fourfold Gospel must have still been a novelty in Irenaeus's time.^ Nevertheless, it does seem obvious that Paul was writing the letter we know as 1 Corinthians from Ephesus, where he was engaged in missionary work for an extended period of time.
  • Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ It is safe to say that a standard liberal view of Paul's letters accepts at least seven to nine as authentic Ephesians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus being excluded (some would add Colossians and 2 Thessalonians).
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now of these 33, we must presume that a) they were aware of the linguistic research in question; b) that they were able and willing to acquire and evaluate it; c) that they considered the data carefully and fairly, and finally d) critically evaluated the data and made a decision based on sound principles.
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

[30]. .Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Tertullian (all 2nd century) held the letters of Paul to be on par with the Hebrew scriptures as being divinely inspired, yet others rejected him.^ All Scripture is inspired by God.
  • Lesson 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE - New American Standard Version 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC bible-study.jordanpark.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What constitutes the divinely inspired nature of Scripture?
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We do know that well before the time of Christ the Jews had already finished assembling the divinely inspired writings of the Hebrews.
  • Lesson 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE - New American Standard Version 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC bible-study.jordanpark.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other books were held in high esteem but were gradually relegated to the status of New Testament Apocrypha.^ In what way is the New Testament a Jewish book?
  • The New Testament: Contradictory Or Consistent? - http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/16_08/new_testament/ 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.jewsforjesus.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was taken for granted in New Testament times, without argument or qualification, that a commonly understood body of books was in existence which the Jews recognized to be the sacred and authorized scriptures.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament has about three hundred direct quotations from the Old Testament, and no other books (such as the spurious books of the Apocrypha, which were included in the Septuagint) are quoted with the exception of the prophecy of Enoch found in the book of Jude.
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

Eusebius, c. 300, gave a detailed list of New Testament writings in his Ecclesiastical History Book 3, Chapter XXV:
"1... First then must be put the holy quaternion of the gospels; following them the Acts of the Apostles... the epistles of Paul... the epistle of John... the epistle of Peter... .After them is to be placed, if it really seem proper, the Apocalypse of John, concerning which we shall give the different opinions at the proper time.^ It is remarkable that such unity could be maintained by so many writers, who lived at different times, at different places, and in different cultures.
  • Lesson 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE - New American Standard Version 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC bible-study.jordanpark.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And the Lord [Jesus] said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants [slaves], to give them their rations at the proper time?
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Solomon sought to kill Jeroboam, seems to imply that some overt act of rebellion really took place.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

These then belong among the accepted writings."
"3 Among the disputed writings [Antilegomena], which are nevertheless recognized by many, are extant the so-called .epistle of James and that of Jude, also the second epistle of Peter, and those that are called the second and third of John, whether they belong to the evangelist or to another person of the same name.^ It is noticeable that this version does not contain the Second and Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude and the Apocalypse.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the Bible if a lost person hears a clear presentation of the gospel before the rapture and chooses not to accept Christ will they have another chance to be saved after the rapture?
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ T he second and third chapters of the book of Genesis unfold a new theme; we can say that they begin a new book: the history of mankind.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.Among the rejected [Kirsopp Lake translation: "not genuine"] writings must be reckoned also the Acts of Paul, and the so-called Shepherd, and the Apocalypse of Peter, and in addition to these the extant epistle of Barnabas, and the so-called Teachings of the Apostles; and besides, as I said, the Apocalypse of John, if it seem proper, which some, as I said, reject, but which others class with the accepted books.^ Consider the teaching of the apostle Paul.
  • Milpitas Bible Fellowship :: Library: Old Testament Tithing vs. New Testament Giving 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.solidrock.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Need we, as some others, epistles of commendation?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some will even go so far as to contridict the Apostle with a seeming cavalier disregard for his instructions, proceeding to preach and teach the notion that the Jews were somehow "cut-off" and cast-away.

.And among these some have placed also the Gospel according to the Hebrews...^ 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.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All these events did take place and are described in the Gospels.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These two classes cover the more obvious Semiticisms if we add Hebrew names (persons and places) and other transliterations like abbadon, allelouia .

.And all these may be reckoned among the disputed books."^ These examples must suffice as indications of what may be learned from the Septuagint with regard to the way in which the Biblical books were originally compiled, and the changes which the text underwent at the hand of .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Council of Trent accepts all these books as canonical, and also certain additions to Daniel and Esther which are not found in the Hebrew text.^ .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From the other books of the Old Testament, she has been satisfied with select readings, and these not even from all the books.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

"6... such books as the .Gospels of Peter, of Thomas, of Matthias, or of any others besides them, and the Acts of Andrew and John and the other apostles...^ Peter, Andrew, James, and John were fishermen.
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ After Jesus Christ began to preach, the Gospel witnesses the ease with which many sympathetic hearts of the Jews recognized in Him the promised Messiah, which they related to their acquaintances, for instance, the apostles Andrew and Philip, later Nathaniel and Peter (John 1:40-44).
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

they clearly show themselves to be the fictions of heretics. .Wherefore they are not to be placed even among the rejected writings, but are all of them to be cast aside as absurd and impious."^ All nations will then worship the King in Zion and keep the law of Yahuah; the divine law they had persistently and foolishly rejected for so long.

^ For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23: That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They both possess extraordinarily effective means of communication, even as all languages do.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

.Revelation is counted as both accepted (Kirsopp Lake translation: "Recognized") and disputed, which has caused some confusion over what exactly Eusebius meant by doing so.^ Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
  • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.propheties.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Luke 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
  • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.propheties.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Though the scriptures make it clear that Jesus Christ is both Jehovah of the Old Testament and the Holy one of Israel, some tell us that this is confusing.

.From other writings of the church fathers, we know that it was disputed with several canon lists rejecting its canonicity.^ Let others see the reflection on your face and know that you have spent time with the Father.
  • Tag » Ten Commandments « @ Ron Edmondson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.ronedmondson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A shameful death or severe punishment in this life was at the time of Christ denominated Gehenna (Schleusner, Canon Farrar and others), and there is no evidence that Gehenna meant anything else at the time of Christ.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The external test asks whether material external to the document (in this case, archaeology or the writings of the early church fathers) confirms the reliability of the document.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.EH 3.3.5 adds further detail on Paul: "Paul's fourteen epistles are well known and undisputed.^ Paul wrote fourteen epistles and yet never once mentions it.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ephesus was well known in the ancient world as a place of learning, and Paul would have been seen as one more philosopher with a tempting message offering transformation and immortality.
  • Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ Then there are chapters by well known New Testament scholars Craig A. Evans, Richard Longenecker, and I. Howard Marshall on the church in the Gospels, Paul, and the Pastoral Epistles respectively.
  • Andy Rowell | Church Leadership Conversations: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.andyrowell.net [Source type: General]

It is not indeed right to overlook the fact that some have rejected the Epistle to the Hebrews, saying that it is disputed by the church of Rome, on the ground that it was not written by Paul." EH 4.29.6 mentions the Diatessaron: "But their original founder, Tatian, formed a certain combination and collection of the gospels, I know not how, to which he gave the title Diatessaron, and which is still in the hands of some. .But they say that he ventured to paraphrase certain words of the apostle [Paul], in order to improve their style."^ The apostle Paul wrote, “What shall we say then?
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ In 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Paul says that the time is so short that believers should drastically change the way that they live.
  • New Testament Contradictions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

[31]
The New Testament canon as it is now was first listed by St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, in 367, in a letter written to his churches in Egypt, Festal Letter 39. Also cited is the Council of Rome, but not without controversy. .That canon gained wider and wider recognition until it was accepted at the Third Council of Carthage in 397 and 419[32].^ The Christians did not begin committing their own atrocities until they finally gained secular power, several centuries later, after the canon was closed.
  • Ebon Musings: A Book of Blood 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

.Even this council did not settle the matter, however.^ The decision at the Council of Jerusalem (A.D. 49) did not put an end to the controversy, however.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We will see, however, that even the number 22 has a ring of completion to it when it comes to matters involving the Hebrew language.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.Certain books continued to be questioned, especially James and Revelation.^ It is certain that the origins of life came from the sea, but this question will not be dealt with until the third part of this book.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some evidence to this effect, especially as regards the prophetic books, has already come before us when we looked at the question of titles.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He continued to show that we are to keep the commandments in the book of Revelation.

.Even as late as the 16th century, theologian and reformer Martin Luther questioned (but in the end did not reject) the Epistle of James, the Epistle of Jude, the Epistle to the Hebrews and the Book of Revelation.^ Tommaso Laureti, painting in the late 16th century, represented the "Triumph of Christianity" with a shattered statue of a god before the cross of Christ.
  • Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ Without that same background, Christians today are no more prepared to receive the message of that great book than were the enemies of first-century Christians from which Revelation's message was hidden.
  • The Importance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians by Samuel G. Dawson 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC gospelthemes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was not without reason that the Antioch School refused to canonize the books of II Peter, II and III John, Jude and Revelation.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even today, German-language Luther Bibles are printed with these four books at the end of the canon, rather than their traditional order for other Christians.^ Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW).
  • MTS Modular | Old Testament Resources 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.tyndale.ca [Source type: Academic]

^ For those unwilling to concede the inspiration of the Bible, there is another counterargument, one which many conservative Christians will doubtless put forward - even if these verses rightfully belong in the Bible, that does not prove that God does not exist.
  • Ebon Musings: A Book of Blood 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ebonmusings.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These brief outlines of the 66 Books of the Bible first appeared on the pages of the "Lord Is Near" - a daily Scriptural meditation calendar - which is available through many Christian Bookstores or from the publishers of this book (Believers Bookshelf).
  • The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief :: LM Grant // Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

.Due to the fact that some of the recognized books of the Holy Scripture were having their canonicity questioned by Protestants in the 16th century, the Council of Trent reaffirmed the traditional canon (that is for Catholics the canon of the Council of Rome) of the scripture as a dogma of the Catholic Church.^ As we know, the Holy Orthodox Church recognizes Holy Tradition as a source of faith equal to Holy Scripture.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was taken for granted in New Testament times, without argument or qualification, that a commonly understood body of books was in existence which the Jews recognized to be the sacred and authorized scriptures.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Talmud as the main teaching of Judaism was under attack by the Catholic Church from the thirteenth century on and at times copies by the cartload were burned; hence manuscripts of the Talmud are extremely rare.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

Early manuscripts

Rossano Gospels, 6th century, a representative of Byzantine text
.The early New Testament manuscripts can be classified into certain major families or types of text.^ A. Greek New Testament Manuscripts are numbered at 5366 and date from within 50 years of the autograph for the earliest fragments.
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For those of you who claim the ten commandments went out with the cross; here is scriptural support for all ten commandments being brought over into the new testament.

^ The New Testament was translated into other languages as Christianity spread out from the Roman Empire.
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A "text-type" is the name given to a family of texts with a common ancestor.^ At all events, as cousins they have a common ancestor, or as critics would say, a common archetype, a manuscript from which both texts have descended through successive generations of copies and copies of copies.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.It must be noted that many early manuscripts can be composed of several different text-types.^ (It should be noted, however, that many Peshitta manuscripts, including some of the very oldest, have not been properly examined.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According as the ancient manuscripts of the text were discovered and edited, the critics remarked and noted the differences these manuscripts presented, and also the divergences between them and the commonly received Greek text as well as the Latin Vulgate .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We have analyzed in some detail the several types of New Testament literature representative of the Pauline and Johannine as well as the Jewish or Petrine forms of the early religion.

.For example, Codex Washingtonianus consists of only the four gospels, and yet, different parts are written in different text-types.^ "In the Greek texts, each of the four Gospels is very different.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact, the historic chapters in the latter part of the gospel, which represent Jesus with all the pathos of human suffering, differ altogether in character from those, in the earlier part, that represent the superhuman Jesus.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - NEW TESTAMENT. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like Psalms, different parts of this book were written by different authors (Solomon being the major contributor), and then assembled into its final form some years later.

Four distinctive New Testament text-types have been defined:
.The Alexandrian text-type is usually considered the best and most faithful at preserving the original; it is usually brief and austere.^ In 383 St. Jerome revised the Italic type after the Greek manuscripts , the best of which did not differ much from the text represented by the Vaticanus and the Sinaiticus .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This type has no value for the reconstruction of the original text, as all the readings which are peculiar to it are simply alterations.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They claim that God's hand so carefully shepherded the writing, preservation, compilation, translation, and transmission of the scriptural text that every word must be considered as the absolute word of God.

.The main examples are the Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus and Bodmer Papyri.^ Essentially, all other modern translations are based on the corrupted Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus which were promoted by Westcott and Hort.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On the other hand, all other Bible versions are based on the Codex Sinaiticus , Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus .
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Westcott and Hort taught that the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus should be the basis for the Bible.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Western text-type has a fondness for paraphrase and is generally the longest.^ These readings do not, however, seem to belong to any particular text-type; they are neither overwhelmingly "Western" nor Alexandrian.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Most significant is the Western version of Acts, which is 10% longer. .The main examples are the Codex Bezae, Codex Claromontanus, Codex Washingtonianus, Old Latin versions (prior to the Vulgate), and quotes by Marcion, Tatian, Irenaeus, Tertullian and Cyprian.^ The Old Latin translation of John is a version of John.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Old Latin in Matthew; rest is Vulgate.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although many greeted the new version with horror, its clear superiority eventually swept the Old Latins from the field.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Caesarean text-type is a mixture of Western and Alexandrian types and is found in the Chester Beatty Papyri, in Codex Koridethi, and is quoted by Eusebius, Cyril of Jerusalem and Armenians.^ The text type is mostly of the Alexandrian group.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They are all Alexandrian text type.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These readings do not, however, seem to belong to any particular text-type; they are neither overwhelmingly "Western" nor Alexandrian.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Byzantine text-type is the textform that is contained in a majority of the extant manuscripts and thus is often called the "Majority Text." The origin of this text is debated among scholars. .Some scholars, observing that few Byzantine readings exist among early uncial manuscript witnesses, contend that the text formed late and contains conflated readings.^ The base text is late Vulgate, but there are many early readings.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some early manuscripts do not have and be united to his wife.
  • bible.html 15 September 2009 21:021 UTC www.dfwx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They are referred to as the Byzantine Text or Byzantine Manuscripts .
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other scholars look to the sheer number of consistent witnesses to the Byzantine textform, and the existence of readings which parallel the Byzantine textform in very early translations, as evidence that the Byzantine textform is probably the closest text to that originally penned by the New Testament authors.^ The original text of the Old Testament was preserved only among the scholars of the Synagogue.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Gospels the text is of the Byzantine type, but in the rest of the New Testament it is Alexandrian.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As Christians began to study the New Testament documents critically, taking into account the historical evidence, scholars had to adjust a number of earlier beliefs about the New Testament in light of the clearer picture yielded by a critical study of the documents.

.The Byzantine textform can be found in the Gospels of Codex Alexandrinus, later uncial texts and most minuscule texts.^ The text itself of each Gospel is anonymous and its title represents what later tradition had to say about the identity of the author.

^ The most important series of such cases is found in the Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua, and will engage our attention in some detail at a later point in our course.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Gospels the text is of the Byzantine type, but in the rest of the New Testament it is Alexandrian.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.The 1611 King James Version of the English New Testament was translated from what came to be known as the Textus Receptus, a text derived from the later editions of Erasmus' printed Greek New Testament.^ The King James Version and the New King James Version have as their source the Textus Receptus as well as many of the 5,000 Greek Byzantine manuscripts.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Exodus 25, King James Version .
  • The Bible - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.That in turn was based on a handful of manuscripts of the Byzantine text-type.^ They are referred to as the Byzantine Text or Byzantine Manuscripts .
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While the Byzantine text remains the strongest single element, in Acts and Paul the Peshitta includes significant elements of other types.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the majority of the Greek Byzantine manuscripts which support a particular text does not necessarily insure that it matches the original text.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.Most modern English versions of the New Testament are based on critical reconstructions of the Greek text, such as the Nestle-Alands' Novum Testamentum Graece Greek New Testament or the United Bible Societies' (sometimes referred to collectively as the NU-Text), which have a pronounced Alexandrian character.^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Topics relating to the New Testament of the Bible.
  • Praize Bible Search - Advanced Online Bible Search Tools 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.praize.com [Source type: General]

^ Most versions of the New Testament exist in several recensions.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Early versions

.The first translations (usually called "versions") of the New Testament were made in the end of 2nd century into Syriac, Latin, and Coptic languages.^ Coptic Versions: New Testaments in Coptic (Bohairic and Sahidic) from sahidica.org.
  • Unbound Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unboundbible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament was also translated from Greek into Syriac about the same time.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Old Latin translation of John is a version of John.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These three versions were made directly from Greek, before a revision of Greek text, and they are always cited in modern critical apparatus.^ It was made directly from the original, and not from the LXX Version.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Greek is the Byzantine majority text, in use until now by Greek speaking Churches * English version is King James * Icons from Athos Holy Mountain .
  • The New Testament - (Greek Original / English) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ellopos.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Now of these 33, we must presume that a) they were aware of the linguistic research in question; b) that they were able and willing to acquire and evaluate it; c) that they considered the data carefully and fairly, and finally d) critically evaluated the data and made a decision based on sound principles.
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

Syriac versions

.Syriac was spoken in Syria, and Mesopotamia, and with dialect in Palestine, where it was known as Aramaic.^ Syriac was the literary language from the region of Edessa in northern Syria that became the main means of written expression for the Christians of northern Syria and Mesopotamia.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throughout the Mass, prayers and Scripture are recited in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Aramaic dialect of the Jews in Palestine, of which the .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.Several Syriac translations were made and have come to us.^ "Several Semitic versions of New Testament books have come down to us which may have some claim to being descendants of the original Semitic text.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
  • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.propheties.it [Source type: Original source]

^ In the afternoon, as we went home, one of them waylaid us to shoot us, but the sheriff found it out and made him come away before we came on.
  • Journal of Allen J. Stout (1815-1899) 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.boap.org [Source type: Original source]

It is possible some translations were lost.
.Tatian, the Syrian, about A.D. 170, prepared Diatessaron, a harmony of the four gospels which he made in Rome.^ We have reports of bishops ordering churches to replace their copies of Tatian's document with copies of the Four Gospels.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By about 384, he had prepared a revision of the Gospels, which simultaneously improved their Latin and reduced the number of "Western" readings.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These four Gospels remain the Word of God and the churches' witness to the person of Christ and pattern of discipleship irrespective of claims about authorship.

.After his return to Syria he translated it into Syriac.^ This is a collection of translations into Syriac of the Jewish Scriptures and a NT of 22 books that omits 2 Peter, 2-3 John, Jude, and Revelation.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Probably it was the first translation part of New Testament from Greek into other language.^ The Bible was to be a new translation from the Greek.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament was also translated from Greek into Syriac about the same time.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since the 19th century there has been evidence supporting the existence of an Older Syriac version published at about the same time as the Diatessaron, or even a little earlier (Curetonianus, Syrus Sinaiticus from 5th or 4th century).^ Unlike the Bohairic version, there is little evidence of progressive revision.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Given the uncertainty about this version, there is very little else to be said about it.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” .
  • Old Testament Challenge 2009 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ccblaine.org [Source type: Original source]

.They contain text of the four gospels.^ Often these translations tend to be paraphrastic, and sometimes they contain extensive annotations rather than pure literal renderings of the Hebrew text.
  • Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach) in the Old Testament - Here a little, there a little - Godhead 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.herealittletherealittle.net [Source type: Original source]

^ All means of grace, all sacraments, have value only in so far as they bring to us a personal Word, that Word which is contained in the gospel and incarnate in our Lord.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They affirmed that the Vulgate contained all the canonical books and none else, and that it contained those books in the true text.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.The text of Acts and the Pauline Epistles has not survived to our time.^ N"ow the copies of the Samaritan Pentateuch, which they received from the Jews for the first time about 430 B.C., differ very consider- ably from our received Hebrew text.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.We know only citations made by Eastern fathers.^ And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAS JESUS GOD? - Matthew 24:36 (NIV) "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAS JESUS GOD? - John 1:18 (NIV) No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

.Old Syriac version is a representative of the Western text-type.^ The Yahvist version does not tell us when the event took place in Noah's life, but the Sacerdotal text tells us that he was six hundred years old.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many believe the 1611 Authorized King James Version (AV) is the only version which represents the inspired word of God, while others believe it was not translated from the oldest text.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Version represents in a very admirable manner the under- standing of the Old Testament which had been attained by- Protestant scholarship 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 Peshitta version was prepared in the beginning of the 5th century.^ Version represents in a very admirable manner the under- standing of the Old Testament which had been attained by- Protestant scholarship 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]

^ D.A. Waite : "The Peshitta Syriac version, (150 A.D., the second century)...
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The earliest extant versions of the New Testament Peshitta date to the 5th century AD and exclude The Second Letter of Peter, The Second Letter of John, the Third Letter of John, The Letter of Jude, and The Revelation to John, which were not canonical in the Syrian church ."
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.It contains only 22 books (2 Peter, 2 and 3 John, Jude, and Revelation were not translated).^ This is a collection of translations into Syriac of the Jewish Scriptures and a NT of 22 books that omits 2 Peter, 2-3 John, Jude, and Revelation.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is noticeable that this version does not contain the Second and Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude and the Apocalypse.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "The canon of the Peshitta does not included II Peter, II and III John, Jude, and the Apocalypse, and so represents the ancient canon used in the Patriarchate of Antioch in the fourth century ."
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

The Philoxenian probably was produced in 508 for Philoxenus, Bishop of Mabung.[33]

Latin versions

.The Gospels were translated into Latin during the last quarter of the second century in North Africa (Afra).^ Vulgate Latin: "common" St. Jerome's 4th-5th century C. E. translation of the Bible into Latin.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the middle of the last century an Englishman, Ferrar Fenton was translating the Bible into English.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It may have been through this contact that Jerome obtained his Alexandrian manuscripts (common in North Africa) from which he translated the New Testament portion of the Latin Vulgate.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.There were not many later European Latin translations (Itala), while the African Latin manuscripts are not numerous (Itala about 80 mss.^ About these times, the rattlesnakes bit a good many of our animals, and there was a great exposure the Saints were forced to undergo.
  • Journal of Allen J. Stout (1815-1899) 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.boap.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While we can know when and by whom many of the books or portions of books were written, there are other books of the Old Testament about which we are uncertain.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It may have been through this contact that Jerome obtained his Alexandrian manuscripts (common in North Africa) from which he translated the New Testament portion of the Latin Vulgate.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

). .The Old Latin versions support the Western type of text.^ The Old Latin translation of John is a version of John.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Yahvist version does not tell us when the event took place in Noah's life, but the Sacerdotal text tells us that he was six hundred years old.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If this is the case then the Old Latin is associated with that city which was not only the missionary center in the book of Acts, but also the place that history accords as the fountainhead of the Received Text."
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because of ununiformed text Old Latin versions, interpolations, and corruption Jerome prepared another translation - Vulgate.^ Vulgate text with Old Latin readings in both text and margin in Acts.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Old Latin translation of John is a version of John.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Version Translation of a text into another language.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In fact it was only a revision of Itala, and only the Gospels were revised precisely. We have 8,000 copies of Vulgate.
.In the order of the versions Latin version usually stands at the beginning in the apparatus.^ Version represents in a very admirable manner the under- standing of the Old Testament which had been attained by- Protestant scholarship 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]

Coptic versions

.The Coptic language was used in several dialects: Bohairic (northern dialect), Fayyumic, Sahidic (southern dialect), Akhmimic, and others.^ Coptic is not a unified language; many dialects (Akhmimic, Bohairic, Fayyumic, Middle Egyptian, Sahidic) are known.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Final Sahidic and Fayyumic Stage, 450-1000 C.E. The Arab conquest reduces the role and power of the Coptic church.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite the lack of translations in antiquity, it is effectively certain that Latin versions were in existence by the late second century, and that by the fourth there were also versions in Syriac and several of the Coptic dialects.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first translation was made in the end of the 2nd century into Sahidic dialect (copsa).^ This was a translation of the Hebrew scriptures into Greek, made in the third century before Christ.

^ Hundreds of manuscripts have been traced to texts existing at the end of the 2nd century A.D. However, no manuscript even relatively complete in form comes from that period.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Vulgate Latin: "common" St. Jerome's 4th-5th century C. E. translation of the Bible into Latin.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This translation was a representative of Alexandrian text-type.^ The text type is mostly of the Alexandrian group.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They are all Alexandrian text type.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many believe the 1611 Authorized King James Version (AV) is the only version which represents the inspired word of God, while others believe it was not translated from the oldest text.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.A Bohairic translation was made a little later, because Greek language was more influenced in a North, than in a South.^ For John 14 .19 ("Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also") , see Cyril of Alexandria .
  • The New Testament - (Greek Original / English) 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ellopos.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The "common" Greek language, in contrast to "classical" Greek, was rich in vocabulary but had lost some of the more difficult grammatical features of the ancient tongue.
  • Vocabulary For Biblical Studies 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wfu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was--in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age.

.Probably it was made in the beginning of the 3rd century.^ Later revisions representing attempts to alter the text to a different standard probably were made about the 6th or 7th century at Caesarea.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This copious literature probably flowered at the beginning of the Israelite Monarchy, around the Eleventh century B.C. It was at this period that a body of scribes appeared among the members of the royal household.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The period from the 3rd century BC to the beginning of 2nd century AD was a time of intense struggle of the Hebrew nation for its political independence.
  • The Old Testament Regarding the Messiah 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was a very literal translation, a lot of Greek words, and even some grammar forms (f.e.^ The Greek word translated "conscience" (Heb.
  • Are the Ten Commandments still law for Christians? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.sabbathfellowship.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Some translations even word it like that (e.g.
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Hebrew and Greek words sa·ris´ and eu·nou´khos are translated eunich into English, and mean literally a human male who...
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

syntactic construction μεν — δε) were incorporated to this translation. .For this reason, bohairic translation is more helpful in reconstruction early Greek text than any other ancient translation.^ We still need people to help translate the site into other languages.
  • Unbound Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unboundbible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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 .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ POLYGAMY - 2 Chronicles 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines.
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

[34]

Versions in other languages

.After A.D. 300 were made other translations into Armenian, Georgian, Ethiopic, Gothic, Old Church Slavonic, and other languages (Arabic, Nubian, Persian, Soghdian).^ Still, the Western Church supposed itself to receive the version of Jerome as the authoritative and vulgate version, and this new Vulgate replaced the old Vulgate, the Greek Septuagint translation made by the Jews in Egypt before the time of Christ.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Another significant point is that the Old Testament has to do with the not-so-ancient Hebrew language texts from which all modern translations have been made.

^ This was a translation of the Hebrew scriptures into Greek, made in the third century before Christ.

Armenian, Georgian, and Ethiopic are often cited in critical apparatus, but Gothic, and Slavonic are cited very rarely.

Additions

Over the years, there have been a number of possible additions to the original text, such as:
.In addition, there are a large number of variant readings, see Bruce Metzger's Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (1994) for details.^ "When the New Testament went west, it was in Greek.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I provide this chart to allow someone without Greek to easily see, at a glance, the larger differences that exist between the various versions.
  • 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]

^ A good starting place is Natalio Fernández Marcos, "The Septuagint and the New Testament," chapter 21 in The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible , trans.
  • 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]

Authority

.All Christian groups respect the New Testament, but they differ in their understanding of the nature, extent, and relevance of its authority.^ Is this all that we are to understand by it, in the Christian church?
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Christians speak of the old nature and the new nature.

^ They proclaimed the coming of the New Testament.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.Views of the authoritativeness of the New Testament often depend on the concept of inspiration, which relates to the role of God in the formation of the New Testament.^ The faith-response of the Old Testament believers was not necessarily equivalent to the New Testament response to the "grace" of God in Jesus Christ.
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Fourth, it explains the way the New Testament writers themselves refer to their own view of the way they handled the tradition about Jesus (see 1 Cor.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Without knowledge of the Old Testament, we're not complete or fully equipped to understand the New Testament or to serve God.
  • The Importance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians by Samuel G. Dawson 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC gospelthemes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Generally, the greater the role of God in one's doctrine of inspiration, the more one accepts the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and/or authoritativeness of the Bible.^ I cannot conceive of a more striking evidence of the fact that the doctrine is not of God.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The experimental use of Scripture, so dear to Protestants, was not recognised as one of the main purposes for which God has given us the Bible.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.One possible source of confusion is that these terms are difficult to define, because many people use them interchangeably or with very different meanings.^ In considering this question a distinction must be drawn between the different sources of which these narratives are composed.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/abraham.htm 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

^ True, these questions may seem ridiculous, but I have known several people who have asked those very questions and they were serious!
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The critic is using modern familial terms and categories to describe an entirely different social situation, and advancing arguments on the back of non-evidence.
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

This article will use the terms in the following manner:
  • Infallibility relates to the absolute correctness of the Bible in matters of doctrine.
  • Inerrancy relates to the absolute correctness of the Bible in factual assertions (including historical and scientific assertions).
  • Authoritativeness relates to the correctness of the Bible in questions of practice in morality.
.Christian scholars such as Professor Peter Stoner see the Bible having compelling and detailed fulfilled Bible prophecy and argue for the Bible's inspiration.^ It is distressing to see such inaccurate information on the Bible maintained for mass publication.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the glorious prophecies of Israel's return and restoration looms even larger for us because we are seeing the fulfillment of these prophecies in our day.

^ If you are studying the Christian/Jewish importance of Abraham, also, see: God Ishmael Bible .
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/abraham.htm 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

.This is argued to show that the Bible is authoritative, since it is argued that only God knows the future.^ The hypocrite is a living pageant, he only makes a show of religion; he gives God his knee, but no heart; and God gives him bread and wine in the sacrament, but no Christ.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was yet in the future when God would show Peter he must not call any man "common" or "unclean," and reveal how the gospel must also go to the nations (Acts 10).
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For the Word of God is the sanctuary above all sanctuaries, yea, the only one which we Christians know and have.
  • The Large Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

.A common objection in the West regarding this matter is that the burden of proof is on miracles, which, by Occam's Razor, should only be considered when all ordinary explanations fail.^ The matter should be considered for decision again.

^ I e-mailed all the major tyre companies for their response on this matter, and so far have only had one reply - from Michelin.
  • Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 1 of 2 15 September 2009 21:021 UTC www.carbibles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now, in the Old Testament, God separated the seventh day, and appointed it for rest, and commanded that it should be regarded as holy above all others.
  • The Large Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

.C. S. Lewis, Norman Geisler, William Lane Craig, and Christians who engage in Christian apologetics have argued that miracles are reasonable and plausible.^ That such divergent accounts could be written by authors who had already come to believe (for reasons that need to be investigated) that Jesus rose from the dead is perfectly plausible: .
  • New Testament Studies, Professor Wells 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jeromekahn123.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A brief, helpful survey of various issues in historiography can be found in Norman L. Geisler, Christian Apologetics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1976), pp, 285-304.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People who reason this way reveal their true motive for arguing that the Ten Commandments were abolished at the Cross.
  • Are the Ten Commandments still law for Christians? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.sabbathfellowship.org [Source type: Original source]

[35][36][37][38] . .On the other hand, in the West those who do not believe in miracles often use the arguments of David Hume, Benedict de Spinoza, or the arguments of Deism.^ Certainly there can be no doubt that the oneness for which the Savior prayed in behalf of Himself, His Apostles, and those who would believe the Apostles' words was not a physical oneness but a oneness of purpose.

^ On the other hand, modern laws tend to favor the perpetrators, who are often the ones portrayed as the victims.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A place of torment after death was never thought of by any of those who use the word in the Old Testament.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

[39][40][41]
.All of these concepts depend for their meaning on the supposition that the text of Bible has been properly interpreted, with consideration for the intention of the text, whether literal history, allegory or poetry, etc.^ Cambridge Bible Commentary Commentary Notes on Hosea Indexed by Chapter and Verse T K Cheyne, 1884 (Interpretation seems relatively conservative and literal) See Caveat .

^ Because the word for "end" (Greek telos ) sometimes means "goal," "outcome," "object," some interpreters explain the text to mean that Christ is the goal or object to whom the law points.
  • Are the Ten Commandments still law for Christians? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.sabbathfellowship.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You must have interpretation on all of these things or else you are in trouble.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

Especially the doctrine of inerrancy is variously understood according to the weight given by the interpreter to scientific investigations of the world.

Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

.For the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, there are two strands of revelation, the Bible, and the (rest of the) Apostolic Tradition.^ Twelve of these records, however, were accepted by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches and are included in the Douay Version of the Bible as a result of the Council of Trent in 1546).

^ The Protestants were also guilty of burning innocent people at the stake, but they persecuted opponents on a much smaller scale than the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are at least eight thousand Latin Bible manuscripts known -- or at least two thousand more Latin than Greek manuscripts.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both of them are interpreted by the teachings of the church.^ The one place in which the Spirit specially resides and is specially operative is the Church; and, therefore, Scripture must be interpreted in the light of the teaching, the belief and the tradition of the Church.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

.In Catholic terminology the teaching office is called the Magisterium; in Orthodox terminology the authentic interpretation of scripture and tradition is limited, in the final analysis, to the Canon Law of the Ecumenical councils.^ As we know, the Holy Orthodox Church recognizes Holy Tradition as a source of faith equal to Holy Scripture.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The one place in which the Spirit specially resides and is specially operative is the Church; and, therefore, Scripture must be interpreted in the light of the teaching, the belief and the tradition of the Church.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A final scripture: "And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Revelation 19:9).
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

.Both sources of revelation are considered necessary for proper understanding of the tenets of the faith.^ And this is true, but this almost entirely misses the incomparable significance of what grace really is and how the concept is necessary for a proper understanding of this dispensation of grace, which is under the New Covenant.

^ The Bible has long been seen as a source of motivation and inspiration by those of faith and even those that just consider it a fabulous piece of literature.

The Roman Catholic view is expressed clearly in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992):
§ .83: As a result the church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone.^ Eusibius, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Hiera Cornelius, and Cyprian all speak of "Holy Churches" and never of the Catholic or universal church.

^ Finally, the truth is revealed about this all-important and hotly debated topic.

^ Even as it is impossible to eat bread alone without water, even though bread is essential for the organism, so it is impossible to be nourished spiritually by the Scriptures alone, without the refreshment of Grace provided by life in the Church.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.Both scripture and tradition must be accepted and honoured with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.^ As we know, the Holy Orthodox Church recognizes Holy Tradition as a source of faith equal to Holy Scripture.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In order for us to be completely furnished unto everything God wants us to be and do, we must use all scripture, both the Old and New Testaments.
  • The Importance of the Old Testament to New Testament Christians by Samuel G. Dawson 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC gospelthemes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reverence must be shown to parents outwardly, both in word and gesture.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


§ 107: The inspired books teach the truth. .Since therefore all that the inspired authors or sacred writers affirm should be regarded as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, we must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach that truth which God, for the sake of our salvation, wished to see confided to the Sacred Scriptures.^ If God's heart is for the poor - should our heart be for the poor too?

^ Are we obeying God with all our heart?
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Spirit must make all effectual.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Protestantism

.Following the doctrine of sola scriptura, Protestants believe that their traditions of faith, practice and interpretations carry forward what the scriptures teach, and so tradition is not a source of authority in itself.^ We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

^ After the close of the Mishna the collection and interpretation of tradition was carried on by a new succession of scholars whose contributions make up the Gemara ("decision," " doctrine"), a vast and desultory commentary on the Mishna.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As we know, the Holy Orthodox Church recognizes Holy Tradition as a source of faith equal to Holy Scripture.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

.Their traditions derive authority from the Bible, and are therefore always open to reëvaluation.^ We are agreed that to them we owe our open Bible ; but we do not always understand what this gift means.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have tried, therefore, to keep the facts always in the foreground, and, when they are derived from ancient books not in every one's hands, I have either given full citations, or made careful reference to the original authorities.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.This openness to doctrinal revision has extended in Liberal Protestant traditions even to the reevaluation of the doctrine of Scripture upon which the Reformation was founded, and members of these traditions may even question whether the Bible is infallible in doctrine, inerrant in historical and other factual statements, and whether it has uniquely divine authority.^ These doctrines are not found in the Old Testament.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The changing attitude and temper of the new sect influenced the records at every stage, and this accounts for the conflicting statements found beside each other in the various gospels and gospel stories.
  • JewishEncyclopedia.com - NEW TESTAMENT. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC jewishencyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These questions may not have been composed by Luther himself but reflect his teachings and were included in editions of the Small Catechism during his lifetime.  .
  • The Small Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

However, the adjustments made by modern Protestants to their doctrine of scripture vary widely.

American evangelical and fundamentalist Protestantism

.Certain American conservatives, fundamentalists and evangelicals believe that the scriptures are both human and divine in origin: human in their manner of composition, but divine in that their source is God, the Holy Spirit, who governed the writers of scripture in such a way that they recorded nothing at all contrary to the truth.^ So they are to remember that God has led them, and all the way in which He has led them.
  • The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief :: LM Grant // Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
  • bible.html 15 September 2009 21:021 UTC www.dfwx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God will be "terrible" to humans and will "famish all the gods."

.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Fundamentalists accept the enduring authority and impugnity of a prescientific interpretation of the Bible.^ And the ultimate consequence of this is a lay body that accepts the interpretation because “Bible” is in the title.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In the United States this particularly applies to issues such as the ordination of women, abortion, and homosexuality.^ In an outstanding editorial in its monthly publication called Church and State, Americans United issued the following admonition, which sums up the problem succinctly: .
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The working points of that machinery are: — First, that no negro slave, imported as such from Africa, and no descendant of such slave, can ever be a citizen of any State, in the sense of that term as used in the Constitution of the United States.
  • Abraham Lincoln - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Victory in the Mexican war, having added vast western territory to the United States, had raised anew the issue of slavery in the territories.
  • Abraham Lincoln Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Abraham Lincoln 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, although American evangelicals are overwhelmingly opposed to such things, other evangelicals are increasingly willing to consider that the views of the biblical authors may have been culturally conditioned, and they may even argue that there is room for change along with cultural norms and scientific advancements.^ The decisions of the congregation, although they may change from time to time, are final.

^ You may copy and distribute this information only to friends and family without changes, without charge and with full credit given to the author and publisher.
  • Christ in the Old Testament Can Christ Be Preached From the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.garnertedarmstrong.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is not room for any other throne in the heart if Christ is there.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed] Both fundamentalists and evangelicals profess belief in the inerrancy of the Bible. .In the US, evolution is commonly rejected by fundamentalists who put stronger emphasis on a literal interpretation of Genesis.^ Infidels may mock the Lawgiver and reject Him who has delivered us from the curse of the law, but they can't help admitting that the commandments are right.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
  • New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.propheties.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Not that the critic's interpretation of this verse would get far anyway: How would friends who are "shunning" the Psalmist be the ones who are put "in darkness"?
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

.Evangelicals, on the other hand, tend to avoid interpretations of the Bible that would directly contradict generally accepted scientific assertions of fact.^ On the other hand, modern laws tend to favor the perpetrators, who are often the ones portrayed as the victims.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 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.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And the ultimate consequence of this is a lay body that accepts the interpretation because “Bible” is in the title.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

.They do not impute error to biblical authors, but rather entertain various theories of literary intent which might give credibility to human progress in knowledge of the world, while still accepting the divine inspiration of the scriptures.^ The narrators however, even at the stage of oral transmission, were able to bring into play such grace and imagination to blend between them highly varied episodes, that when all is said and done, they were able to present as a history that was fairly credible to critical thinkers what happened at the beginning of humanity and the world".
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After examining all these biblical proofs, some will still believe that the Ten Commandments were abolished, refusing to give up what they have always assumed.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Place your finger on any page of your acknowledged divine teacher, the Bible, and show the world the proof that, on your own principles, they had violated any ordinance of the Christian religion.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
.Within the US, the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978) is a statement, articulating evangelical views on this issue.^ He asks us not to view Biblical history "according to the rules of historical study observed by people today", as if the existence of several different ways of writing history was possible.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

.Paragraph four of its summary states: "Being wholly and verbally God-given, Scripture is without error or fault in all its teaching, no less in what it states about God's acts in creation, about the events of world history, and about its own literary origins under God, than in its witness to God's saving grace in individual lives."^ Moses, the seer of God, speaks briefly about the creation of the world.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Without God’s Law, there exists no standard by which to live.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [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]

[citation needed]

American mainline and liberal Protestantism

.Mainline American Protestant denominations, including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church USA, The Episcopal Church, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, do not teach the doctrine of inerrancy as set forth in the Chicago Statement.^ Plain prose has sought to set forth the doctrine in words equally repulsive and graphic.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am grateful to the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State for raising my consciousness about the monumental problems of displaying the Ten Commandments in the public arena.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In an outstanding editorial in its monthly publication called Church and State, Americans United issued the following admonition, which sums up the problem succinctly: .
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

.All of these churches have more ancient doctrinal statements asserting the authority of scripture, but may interpret these statements in such a way as to allow for a very broad range of teaching—from evangelicalism to skepticism.^ But these five passages teach no such doctrine as he thinks they may teach.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Scriptural authority, a New Testament Church.

^ These questions may not have been composed by Luther himself but reflect his teachings and were included in editions of the Small Catechism during his lifetime.  .
  • The Small Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is not an impediment to ordination in these denominations to teach that the scriptures contain errors, or that the authors follow a more or less unenlightened ethics that, however appropriate it may have seemed in the authors' time, moderns would be very wrong to follow blindly.^ These questions may not have been composed by Luther himself but reflect his teachings and were included in editions of the Small Catechism during his lifetime.  .
  • The Small Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
  • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nearly all of these books have been at some time or another read in church and treated as Scripture.
  • old testament - Lulu.com 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

.For example, ordination of women is universally accepted in the mainline churches, abortion is condemned as a grievous social tragedy but not always a personal sin or a crime against an unborn person, and homosexuality is increasingly regarded as a genetic propensity or morally neutral preference that should be neither encouraged nor condemned.^ Personally, I lean more on the emergent side when it comes to social issues (primarily due to several key failures of the modern church), I agree with your arguments regarding scriptural integrity.
  • Extreme Theology: Review of The Voice New Testament - Part One 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.extremetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A Christian should not confess his sins to another person, because it is only God who can forgive us of our sins ( Mark 2:7-10 ; Luke 5:21-24 ).
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

.In North America, the most contentious of these issues among these churches at the present time is how far the ordination of gay men and lesbians should be accepted.^ Twelve of these records, however, were accepted by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches and are included in the Douay Version of the Bible as a result of the Council of Trent in 1546).

^ How can an honest man be silent, or a silent man be honest?  Men talk with inexcusable ignorance about an invisible church.  We hear statements like these: "If one is born again, he is already in the church; I don t care whether his name is on any church roll or not."

^ By far the most significant Skeptical argument is that related to item 6, recounting Jehu's obliteration of the house of Ahab's "great/chief men, close friends, and priests."
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

.Officials of the Presbyterian Church USA report: "We acknowledge the role of scriptural authority in the Presbyterian Church, but Presbyterians generally do not believe in biblical inerrancy.^ Scriptural authority, a New Testament Church.

^ The church says this is the mark of authority that they can exalt tradition above scripture.

^ Why should anyone be loyal to a local church if he believes there is no Scriptural support for such an institution?

.Presbyterians do not insist that every detail of chronology or sequence or prescientific description in scripture be true in literal form.^ The Scriptures gives detailed description of the items of procedure.

.Our confessions do teach biblical infallibility.^ This is the truth which the Westminster Confession expresses when it teaches, in harmony with all the Keformed Symbols, that our full per- .
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.Infallibility affirms the entire truthfulness of scripture without depending on every exact detail."^ It is incorrect to argue that the entire NT is "divinely-inspired"; or historically valid in every detail.

[citation needed]
.Those who hold a more liberal view of the Bible as a human witness to the glory of God, the work of fallible humans who wrote from a limited experience unusual only for the insight they have gained through their inspired struggle to know God in the midst of a troubled world.^ They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ But I am not the one who wrote the Bible.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.Therefore, they tend not to accept such doctrines as inerrancy.^ But these five passages teach no such doctrine as he thinks they may teach.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In parables, provided the doctrines inculcated are strictly true, the terms in which they are inculcated may be such as are most familiar to the people, and the images made use of are such as they are best acquainted with."
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Such a doctrine was never held by the ancient Jews, until after the Babylonish captivity, during which they acquired it of the heathen.
  • The Bible Hell 19 September 2009 14:47 UTC www.tentmaker.org [Source type: Original source]

.These churches also tend to retain the social activism of their evangelical forebears of the 19th century, placing particular emphasis on those teachings of scripture that teach compassion for the poor and concern for social justice.^ The Talmud as the main teaching of Judaism was under attack by the Catholic Church from the thirteenth century on and at times copies by the cartload were burned; hence manuscripts of the Talmud are extremely rare.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nearly all of these books have been at some time or another read in church and treated as Scripture.
  • old testament - Lulu.com 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ The one place in which the Spirit specially resides and is specially operative is the Church; and, therefore, Scripture must be interpreted in the light of the teaching, the belief and the tradition of the Church.
  • The New Testament and the Flood 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

.The message of personal salvation is, generally speaking, of the good that comes to oneself and the world through following the New Testament's Golden Rule admonition to love others without hypocrisy or prejudice.^ They proclaimed the coming of the New Testament.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A good starting place is Natalio Fernández Marcos, "The Septuagint and the New Testament," chapter 21 in The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible , trans.
  • 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 then after a while find ourselves completely removed from the world that needs to experience Jesus' love and light and truth through us.

.Toward these ends, the "spirit" of the New Testament, more than the letter, is infallible and authoritative.^ There are 8,000 manuscript copies of the Vulgate (a Latin translation of the Bible done by Jerome from 382-405) and more than 350 copies of Syriac (Christian Aramaic) versions of the New Testament (these originated from 150-250; most of the copies are from the 400x).
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This does not mean, of course, that he did not exist; but it limits the proper effusion of the Spirit, as known under the New Testament, to the Christian dispensation as such.
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

^ They, later on, were baptized and received the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2 ), becoming the New Testament Church.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

.There are some movements that believe the Bible contains the teachings of Jesus but who reject the churches that were formed following its publication.^ But there are some of you that believe not.
  • 30-day King James Bible New Testament by Country Keepers 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.countrykeepers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are some of you that believe not.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet we put millions of dollars behind movements to perpetuate this degenerate form of religion and attack the man who dares to challenge the wisdom of it."

.These people believe all individuals can communicate directly with God and therefore do not need guidance or doctrines from a church.^ But we need to have these old doctrines stated over and over again in our churches.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebelievers.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS text by D. L. Moody 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.fbinstitute.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God spake all these words.
  • 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]

.These people are known as Christian anarchists.^ True, these questions may seem ridiculous, but I have known several people who have asked those very questions and they were serious!
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who are these people, and it is known that they were not involved in what Ahab did?
  • Jehu: Hosea vs. 2 Kings 15 September 2009 15:44 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

Latter-day Saints

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) accept the Bible (including the New Testament) as the word of God, so long as it is "translated correctly".

Messianic Judaism

.Messianic Judaism generally holds the same view of New Testament authority as evangelical Protestants.^ We represent different viewpoints relative to specific interpretations of New Testament data, but in general we are in fundamental agreement.

^ We agree with those historians who hold the now common view that the Gospels have seriously distorted the picture of Judaism at the time of Jesus, especially of the Pharisees and his relation to them, as well as the relation of the earliest Palestinian Christians to the Jewish religion generally.

^ Fourth, it explains the way the New Testament writers themselves refer to their own view of the way they handled the tradition about Jesus (see 1 Cor.
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See also

Notes

  1. ^ NewAdvent (Catholic) discussion on: "Question 106. The law of the Gospel, called the New Law, considered in itself"
  2. ^ Ed C. H. Roberts, An Unpublished Fragment of the Fourth Gospel in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1935.
  3. ^ H. Idris Bell, T.C.Skeat, Fragments of an Unknown Gospel and other early Christian papyri (1935).
  4. ^ Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns and Noel Davey, The Riddle of the New Testament (Faber and Faber, 1931).
  5. ^ Clontz, T.E. and J., "The Comprehensive New Testament with complete textual variant mapping and references for the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, Nag Hammadi Library, Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, Plato, Egyptian Book of the Dead, Talmud, Old Testament, Patristic Writings, Dhammapada, Tacitus, Epic of Gilgamesh", Cornerstone Publications, 2008, p. 439, ISBN 978-0-9778737-1-5
  6. ^ Clontz, p. 499
  7. ^ Clontz, p. 516
  8. ^ Clontz, p. 557
  9. ^ Geza Vermes, The Changing Faces of Jesus, (Penguin, 2000) page 59.
  10. ^ Paul Ellingworth, The Epistle to the Hebrews: a commentary on the Greek text (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1993), page 3.
  11. ^ IVP Introduction to Hebrews by Ray Steadman
  12. ^ [http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/250106.htm Eusebius Church History Book VI Ch 25 v14
  13. ^ http://www.bibelcenter.de/bibel/lu1545/ note order: ... Hebr�er, Jakobus, Judas, Offenbarung; see also http://www.bible-researcher.com/links10.html; see also Antilegomena
  14. ^ Helmut Koester, Introduction to the New Testament (Philadelphia, 1982), ii p. 172.
  15. ^ Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, George Howard, 1995, p. 184-190
  16. ^ Clontz, T.E. and J., "The Comprehensive New Testament with complete textual variant mapping and references for the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, Nag Hammadi Library, Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, Plato, Egyptian Book of the Dead, Talmud, Old Testament, Patristic Writings, Dhammapada, Tacitus, Epic of Gilgamesh", Cornerstone Publications, 2008, p. 439-498, ISBN 978-0-977873-71-5
  17. ^ An Old Hebrew Text of St. Matthew’s Gospel, Hugh Schonfield, 1927, p.160
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ "ANF07. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily | Christian Classics Ethereal Library". Ccel.org. http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-07/anf07-07.htm#P1533_624437. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  21. ^ "Latin Vulgate Bible with Douay-Rheims and King James Version Side-by-Side+Complete Sayings of Jesus Christ". Latinvulgate.com. http://www.latinvulgate.com/verse.aspx?t=1&b=8&c=3. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  22. ^ Papias (c. 130) gives the perhaps earliest tradition of Mark's Apostolic connection: "This also the presbyter said: Mark, having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately, though not in order, whatsoever he remembered of the things said or done by Christ. For he neither heard the Lord nor followed him, but afterward, as I said, he followed Peter, who adapted his teaching to the needs of his hearers, but with no intention of giving a connected account of the Lord's discourses, so that Mark committed no error while he thus wrote some things as he remembered them. For he was careful of one thing, not to omit any of the thing which he had heard, and not to state any of them falsely" (cited by Eusebius of Caesarea, Church History, 3.39.21ff.).
  23. ^ Irenaeus wrote about AD 180, "Luke, the attendant of Paul, recorded in a book the Gospel which Paul had declared" (cited by Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiastica, 5.8.3ff.).
  24. ^ Robinson, Redating the New Testament, 1976, Wipf & Stock Publishers: ISBN 1579105270
  25. ^ McDonald, Lee M. The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995. pp.116
  26. ^ Patzia, Arthur. The Making of the New Testament. Downers Grove: IVP, 1995. pp.104
  27. ^ Metzger, Bruce M. (March 13, 1997). The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. Oxford University Press. p. 246. ISBN 0198269544. ""Finally on 8 April 1546, by a vote of 24 to 15, with 16 abstensions, the Council issued a decree (De Canonicis Scripturis) in which, for the first time in the history of the church, the question of the contents of the Bible was made an absolute article of faith and confirmed by an anathema."" 
  28. ^ Eusebius,Church History, (III xxv 5)
  29. ^ Palmer, 1881. Edwin Palmer, The Greek Testament with the Readings Adopted by the Revisers of the Authorised Version. London: Simon Wallenberg Press, 2007. ISBN 1843560232
  30. ^ McDonald & Sanders, page 277
  31. ^ Palmer, 1881. Edwin Palmer, The Greek Testament. London: Simon Wallenberg Press, 2007. ISBN 1843560232
  32. ^ The Book of Revelation wasn't added till the 419 Synod of Carthage according to McDonald & Sanders's The Canon Debate, Appendix D-2, page 595, note 19.
  33. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1977, pp. 3-98.
  34. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1977, pp. 99-152.
  35. ^ "Are Miracles Logically Impossible? - Come Reason Ministries". Comereason.org. http://www.comereason.org/phil_qstn/phi060.asp. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  36. ^ ""Miracles are not possible," some claim. Is this true? - ChristianAnswers.Net". Christiananswers.net. http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t011.html. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  37. ^ "The Problem Of Miracles:A Historical And Philosophical Perspective". Leaderu.com. http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/miracles.html. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  38. ^ "Good question-did the NT author's invent the miracle stories in the gospels". Christian-thinktank.com. http://christian-thinktank.com/mqx.html. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  39. ^ "Miracles (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)". Plato.stanford.edu. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/miracles/#Hum. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  40. ^ "Baruch Spinoza on Miracles: Ignorance vs. Philosophy in the Study of Gods, Religion". Atheism.about.com. http://atheism.about.com/od/weeklyquotes/a/spinoza01.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  41. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism

Further reading

.
  • A.H. McNeile, An Introduction to the Study of the New Testament, second edition revised New Testament Introduction, D. Guthrie, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester 1976.
  • Raymond E. Brown: An Introduction to the New Testament (ISBN 0-385-24767-2)
  • Interpreting the New Testament.^ C. H. Dodd, New Testament Studies (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1953), pp.
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    ^ Silva, D.A. The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and New Testament Interpretation.

    ^ COLLECTIONS Commentaries, Word Studies, D, Sermons, Illustrations Old and New Testament.

    .An Introduction to the Principles and Methods of N.T. Exegesis
    , H. Conzelmann and A. Lindemann, translated by S.S. Schatzmann, Hendrickson Publishers.^ In many parts of the Old Testament this translation was very obscure and really did not yield clear sense to any natural method of exegesis.
    • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Peabody 1988.
  • Burton L. Mack: Who Wrote the New Testament?, Harper, 1996
  • Bruce J. Malina: Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea. Westminster John Knox Press: Louisville (Kentucky) 1993
  • Bruce J. Malina: The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology.^ Louisville: John Knox, 1997.
    • Denver Seminary > Articles > New Testament Exegesis Bibliography - 2009 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.denverseminary.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ One can easily imagine how difficult it was to combat a legend strengthened by Jesus himself who, as we have seen, supported it in the New Testament.
    • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the Lord [Jesus] said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants [slaves], to give them their rations at the proper time?
    • Quotes from the Christian Bible 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .3rd edition, Westminster John Knox Press Louisville (Kentucky) 2001
  • Bruce J. Malina: Social Science Commentary on the Gospel of John Augsburg Fortress Publishers: Minneapolis 1998
  • Bruce J. Malina: Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels Augsburg Fortress Publishers: Minneapolis 2003
  • Randel McCraw Helms: Who Wrote the Gospels?
  • Detlev Dormeyer: The New Testament among the Writings of Antiquity (English translation), Sheffield 1998
  • H.C. Thiessen, Introduction to the New Testament, Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids 1976
  • Ekkehard Stegemann and Wolfgang Stegemann: The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century. Augsburg Fortress Publishers: Minneapolis 1999
  • Wolfgang Stegemann: The Gospel and the Poor.^ Louisville: John Knox, 1997.
    • Denver Seminary > Articles > New Testament Exegesis Bibliography - 2009 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.denverseminary.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ One can easily imagine how difficult it was to combat a legend strengthened by Jesus himself who, as we have seen, supported it in the New Testament.
    • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Guthrie, D. New Testament Introduction.
    • Denver Seminary > Articles > New Testament Exegesis Bibliography - 2009 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.denverseminary.edu [Source type: Academic]

    Fortress Press. Minneapolis 1984 ISBN 0800617835
  • Theodor Zahn, Introduction to the New Testament, English translation, Edinburgh, 1910.

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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

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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]

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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]

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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

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  • 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]

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