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.The Old Testament is the collection of books that forms the first of the two-part Christian Biblical canon.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ (Old Testament theology ) (Biblical Theology Bulletin) .
  • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0197619.html 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: General]

.The contents of the Old Testment canon vary from church to church, with the Orthodox communion having 51 books: the shared books are those of the shortest canon, that of the major Protestant communions, with 39 books.^ 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]

^ The 39 books that are in the Old Testaments that those in the COGs and Protestant Churches are the correct books of the Old Testament.
  • Old Testament Canon Melito Septuagint Masoretic 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.cogwriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The deuterocanonical ( deuteros , "second") are those whose Scriptural character was contested in some quarters, but which long ago gained a secure footing in the Bible of the Catholic Church, though those of the Old Testament are classed by Protestants as the "Apocrypha".
  • Old Testament Canon Melito Septuagint Masoretic 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.cogwriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All Old Testament canons are related to the Jewish Bible Canon (Tanakh), but with variations.^ 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]

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

^ Variant title: Old Testament portraits.
  • 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]

.The most important of these variations is a change to the order of the books: the Hebrew Bible ends with the Book of Chronicles, which describes Israel restored to the Promised Land and the Temple restored in Jerusalem; in the Hebrew Bible God's purpose is thus fulfilled and the divine history is at an end, according to Dispensationalism.^ These books are a theological history of the dynasty of David and of the Temple until the Fall of Jerusalem.
  • - The Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.stots.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The purpose of these books were to focus attention on Israel's hope the dynasty of David, and on Israel's glory the Temple of the True God on earth, in Jerusalem.
  • - The Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.stots.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ What Bible testimony is there that God fulfilled His promise to Abraham regarding the land?
  • ABRAHAM AND THE LAND PROMISED 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In the Christian Old Testament the Book of Malachi is placed last, so that a prophesy of the coming of the Messiah leads into the birth of the Christ in the Gospel of Matthew.^ Jesus Christ (Messiah) is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies regarding the Messiah.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Old Testament history puzzle book .
  • 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]

^ If not, that's just how far we are from being Old Testament Christians, i.e., Christians prophesied in 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]

.The Tanakh is written in Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic, and is therefore also known as the Hebrew Bible (the text of the Jewish Bible is called the Masoretic, after the medieval Jewish rabbis who compiled it).^ The text of the Hebrew Bible (called the Masoretic text, see Masora ) had been standardized by the 10th cent.
  • Old Testament: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
  • Pearson - Old Testament Story, The, 8/E - John Tullock & Mark McEntire 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.pearsonhighered.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In appreciating his attitude we must remember that Jerome lived long in Palestine, in an environment where everything outside the Jewish Canon was suspect, and that, moreover, he had an excessive veneration for the Hebrew text, the Hebraica veritas as he called it.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

The Masoretic Text (i.e. the Hebrew text revered by medieval and modern Jews) is only one of several versions of the original scriptures of ancient Judaism, and no manuscripts of that hypothetical original text exist. .In the last few centuries before Christ Jewish scholars produced a translation of their scriptures in Greek, the common language of the Eastern portion of the Roman Empire since the conquests of Alexander the Great.^ This is why the Jewish scriptures had been translated into Greek long before the time of Jesus.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Greek would have been the language of administration, both in the Seleucid Empire and the Roman Empire.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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

.This translation, known as the Septuagint, forms the basis of the Orthodox and some other Eastern Old Testaments.^ At first Jerome used the Greek Septuagint for his Old Testament translation.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Eastern Orthodox Church has been most faithful to the apostles' Old Testament.
  • 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]

^ SEPTUAGINT BIBLE & the transmission of the Old Testament .
  • 101 Contradictions Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC skeptically.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Old Testaments of the Western branches of Christianity were originally based on a Latin translation of the Septuagint known as the Vetus Latina, this was replaced by Jerome's Vulgate, which continues to be highly respected in the Catholic Church, but Protestant churches generally follow translations of a scholarly reference known as the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.^ 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]

^ The meaning of the entire (Old Testament) system lay in its reference to Christianity.
  • Old Testament Believers and New Testament Christians 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.christinyou.net [Source type: Original source]

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

.In 1943, Pope Pius XII issued the Divino Afflante Spiritu which allows Catholic translations from texts other than the Vulgate, notably in English the New American Bible.^ 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]

^ Jerome was the translator of the Catholic Bible the Vulgate, and the eminent scholar of his day.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A new translation of the Bible needed.
  • SPIRITUALISM 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Hebrew Bible divides its books into three categories, the Torah ("Instructions"), the Nevi'im ("Prophets") (according to some Christians, essentially historical, despite the title), and the Ketuvim ("Writings}," which according to some Christians might better be described as "wisdom" books (the Song of Songs, Lamentations, Proverbs, etc).^ This copy of the Law, the Torah, included the first 5-books of the Bible.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Herndon knew Lincoln better than most, and his observations are of immense value.-- taken from Michael Burkhimer's "100 Essential Lincoln Books".
  • abraham lincoln | Cowles Library 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC library.drake.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 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]

.The Christian Old Testaments ignore this division and instead emphasise the historical and prophetic nature of the canon - this the Book of Ruth and the Book of Job, part of the Writings in the Hebrew Bible, are reclassified in the Christian canon as history books, and the overall division into Instructions, Prophets and Writings is lost.^ 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]

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

.The reason for this is the over-arching Messianic intention of Christianity - the Old Testament is seen as preparation for the New Testament, and not as a revelation complete in its own right, see Supersessionism for details.^ The Old Testament contains many other prophecies of New Testament Christians.
  • 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]

^ Hasn't the New Testament completely replaced the Old?
  • The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Old Testament Importance 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.lcms.org [Source type: News]

^ 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]

.Although it is not a history book in the modern sense, the Old Testament is the primary source for the History of ancient Israel and Judah.^ Ancient Israel was actually the Old 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]

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

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

.The Bible historians presented a picture of ancient Israel based on information that they viewed as historically true.^ I have included the whole chapter to provide a little context and throw some light on the awesomeness of the occasion when they were first presented to the people of Israel.

^ It is true that these same texts present a multitude of differences in details, but the variety and uncertainty to which that may give rise does not weaken the stability of the whole from a historical point of view.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For it is true that the pillars, the sea, and the bases were carried to Babylon, but they were not and could not have been brought back.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.Of particular interest in this regard are the books of Joshua through Second Chronicles.^ The discrepancy occurs because Ezra and Nehemiah are counted as one book, as are each of the following—First and Second Kings; First and Second Chronicles; and the 12 Prophets (Hosea through Malachi).
  • Old Testament: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Michael Lewis: The Blind Side This nonfiction book chronicles the life of Michael Oher who this year will probably finish second in the NFL in the Rookie of the Year voting.
  • Andy Rowell | Church Leadership Conversations: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.andyrowell.net [Source type: General]

^ There are seventeen books the New Testament does not quote, e.g., Joshua, Judges, Ezekiel, Ezra/Nehemiah and Chronicles, to name but a few.
  • 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]

[1][2]
.The oldest material in the Hebrew Bible - and therefore in the Christian Old Testament - may date from the 13th century BCE[3].^ SEPTUAGINT BIBLE & the transmission of the Old Testament .
  • 101 Contradictions Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC skeptically.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There was no Latin Bible, Old or New Testament, for centuries.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They may become confused when Christians quote the Old Testament.
  • The Value of Old Testament Law Today 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.This material is found embedded within the books of the current Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, which reached their current form at various points between the 5th century BCE (the first five books, the Torah) and the 2nd century BCE[4], see Development of the Jewish Bible canon for details.^ This copy of the Law, the Torah, included the first 5-books of the Bible.
  • 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 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]

^ It is to be found in many Bibles, bound up between the Old and the New Testaments.
  • old testament - Lulu.com 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

Contents

History

.The early Christian Church used the Septuagint, the oldest Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, as its religious text until at least the mid-fourth century.^ Christians have had problems reconciling the two genealogies since at least the early fourth century.
  • New Testament Contradictions 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Orthodox Church...as...its authoritative text for the Old Testament, it uses the ancient Greek Septuagint.
  • Old Testament Canon Melito Septuagint Masoretic 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.cogwriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
  • Pearson - Old Testament Story, The, 8/E - John Tullock & Mark McEntire 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.pearsonhighered.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Until that time Greek was a major language of the Roman Empire and the language of the Church (except Syrian Orthodoxy which used the Syriac Peshitta and Ethiopian Orthodoxy which used the Geez).^ Greek was the language of administration of the Roman Empire, and thus also of business.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Greek would have been the language of administration, both in the Seleucid Empire and the Roman Empire.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the time I left college I had almost enough credits in Greek for a major.

.In the second century, the Jewish community (See the Gospel According to the Hebrews and the Ebionites) began expressing a strong distrust of the Septuagint (see also Council of Jamnia) and eventually abandoned it.^ Certainly the large Jewish community that remained in Babylon after the decree of Cyrus (537 B.C.) would have eventually required a translation of the sacred literature into Aramaic. . . .
  • 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]

^ Whether the steady Jewish tradition that the canon was finally determined by Ezra and the Great Synagogue is altogether correct or not, it is certain that the Septuagint agrees with the Hebrew as to the canon, thus showing that the subject was not in dispute two centuries before Christ.
  • The Testimony of Christ to the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.xmission.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the second century, Tatian, who was Justin Martyr's student, published a single composite "harmonized" gospel called the Diatessaron.
  • Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.protomartyr.org [Source type: Original source]

.Talmudic tradition considers the LXX to be both divinely inspired and full of errors.^ The New Testament is in the pattern of the Jewish traditional work of Torah, Mishnah, Haggadah, Halakah, Talmud and Midrash , but inspired by God Himself for the common people.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All Scripture is inspired and, in both St. Paul and St. Timothy's mind, that meant the LXX. So much is clear.
  • 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]

[5] .Early church teachers and writers reacted with even stronger devotion, citing the Septuagint's antiquity and its use by the Evangelists and Apostles.^ The Evangelistic Message Of The Early Church Not only have our evangelistic methods shifted dramatically over the last 2,000 years, but our message has gone through subtle refinements as well.
  • Milpitas Bible Fellowship :: Library: Discovering New Testament Evangelism 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.solidrock.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The meaning of the word ekklesia (church) as used in the New Testament: Since words are tools with which we work, every writer should have some knowledge of etymology.

^ From early non-Christian historians and writers we can confirm specific information about Jesus and the early church.
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Being the Old Testament quoted by the Gospels and the Greek Church Fathers, the LXX had an essentially official status in the early Christian world.^ 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]

^ Fathers of the early church .
  • 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]

^ If not, that's just how far we are from being Old Testament Christians, i.e., Christians prophesied in 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]

[5] .Following in the steps of Philo and Hellenistic Judaism, they claimed its inspiration was not inferior to that of the original.^ This is to cover the obscene ithyphallic that they claim would have been in the original vignette.
  • Book of Abraham 201 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.fairlds.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do they follow Talmage and claim two cleansings, even though no more than one occurs in any given gospel?
  • Book Review: Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament | Times & Seasons 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: General]

^ In fact in their booklet of the 613 laws of Yahweh, they claim we should still be following all of those.

.They argued that divergences of the Septuagint from the current Hebrew text were due to accidents of transmission, or that they were not actual errors, but Divine adaptations of the original for the sake of the future Church.^ Later he consulted the original Hebrew texts.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They originally were comments and explanations in Aramaic for the Hebrew text.
  • Aramaic Primacy � Was the New Testament first Written in Aramaic? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC orvillejenkins.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The professional program for biblical studies, with original texts in Hebrew and Greek plus many translations (including Josephus and Philo), lexica, and dictionaries.
  • New Testament Resources 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.trinitysem.edu [Source type: Academic]

[6]
.When Jerome undertook the revision of the Old Latin translations of the Septuagint in about 400 AD, he checked the Septuagint against the Hebrew text that was then available.^ 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]

^ At first Jerome used the Greek Septuagint for his Old Testament translation.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
  • Pearson - Old Testament Story, The, 8/E - John Tullock & Mark McEntire 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.pearsonhighered.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He came to believe that the Hebrew text better testified to Christ than the Septuagint.^ He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe."
  • Baptism � An Old Testament Doctrine 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblelighthouse.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]

^ 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]

[7] .He broke with church tradition and translated most of the Old Testament of his Vulgate from Hebrew rather than Greek.^ 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]

^ The Eastern Orthodox Church has been most faithful to the apostles' Old Testament.
  • 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]

^ 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]

.His choice was severely criticized by Augustine, his contemporary, and others who regarded Jerome as a forger.^ Jerome was a contemporary of Saint Augustine (354-430) who was the leading figure in the Church in North Africa, and they were known to have met or corresponded.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By the same token, Abraham's selection as God's chosen one should be regarded as extending to all others who also have faith in the Lord.
  • Abraham@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The author then quotes other critics who refuse to ascribe to Moses a part, at least, of the Pentateuch.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

.But with the passage of time, acceptance of Jerome's version gradually increased in the West until it displaced the Old Latin translations of the Septuagint.^ At first Jerome used the Greek Septuagint for his Old Testament translation.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Latin Vulgate (Meaning common or popular) translated by Jerome at the request of Damascus bishop of Rome (AD 366-384) .
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Septuagint was an important basis for St. Jerome's translation of the Old Testament into Latin for the Vulgate Bible; and, although he had doubts about the authenticity of some of the apocryphal works that it contained (he was the first to employ the word apocrypha in the sense of noncanonical), he was overruled, and most of them were included in the Vulgate.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

[8]
.The Hebrew text differs in some passages that Christians hold to prophesy Christ, and the Eastern Orthodox Church still prefers to use the Septuagint as the basis for translating the Old Testament into other languages.^ 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]

^ The Eastern Orthodox Church has been most faithful to the apostles' Old Testament.
  • 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]

^ As used in that passage it has the some essentials.

.The Orthodox Church of Constantinople, the Church of Greece and the Cypriot Orthodox Church continue to use it in their liturgy today, untranslated.^ Greek original according to the text used by the Church of Greece English translation by L.C.L. Brenton, published side by side .
  • Septuagint Old Testament Bilingual (Greek / English) - 1 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ellopos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How freeing this is when we consider the manipulative money-making tactics that the Church uses all too often today.
  • Milpitas Bible Fellowship :: Library: Old Testament Tithing vs. New Testament Giving 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.solidrock.net [Source type: Original source]

^ At the 3,000-member St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon, Calif., "they still speak Aramaic in their community" and continue to use it in the liturgy, Erricco said.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many modern critical translations of the Old Testament, while using the Hebrew text as their basis, consult the Septuagint as well as other versions in an attempt to reconstruct the meaning of the Hebrew text whenever the latter is unclear, undeniably corrupt, or ambiguous.^ 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]

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

^ Later he consulted the original Hebrew texts.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

[8]
.Many of the oldest Biblical verses among the Dead Sea Scrolls, particularly those in Aramaic, correspond more closely with the Septuagint than with the Hebrew text (although the majority of these variations are extremely minor, e.g., grammatical changes, spelling differences or missing words, and do not affect the meaning of sentences and paragraphs).^ Most of these changes are deletions, with verses and entire books missing.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sometimes the Hebrew has more text than the LXX, sometimes vice versa.
  • 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]

^ These facts emerge from a close scrutiny of the Biblical text.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

[9] .[10] [11] This confirms the scholarly consensus that the Septuagint represents a separate Hebrew text tradition from that which was later standardized as the Hebrew text (called the Masoretic Text).^ Later he consulted the original Hebrew texts.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.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]

^ Qumran passages from the Law and historical books have uncovered evidence for a separate Hebrew textual recension that underlies the translation of the LXX. More times than not the ancient manuscripts of Qumran disagree with the Masoretic Text, and often support the LXX. .
  • 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]

[9] [12]
.Of the fuller quotations in the New Testament of the Old, nearly one hundred agree with the modern form of the Septuagint[13] and six agree with the Hebrew text.^ The quotation in Hebrews comes from the Old Testament, in Ps.
  • 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 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]

^ SEPTUAGINT BIBLE & the transmission of the Old Testament .
  • 101 Contradictions Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC skeptically.org [Source type: Original source]

[14] .The principal differences concern presumed Biblical prophecies relating to Christ.^ His prophecy concerning Bethlehem (Micah 5:2-4) is read on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.
  • - The Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.stots.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Can we, then, accept the utterances of Christ on the matters referred to as having valueas of authority-in relation to the Biblical scholarship?
  • The Testimony of Christ to the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.xmission.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Historic controversies continue to stir within the body of Christ today concerning the Biblical distinction between the Jewish people and the Christian believers.

For example, the Septuagint of Isaiah contains the phrase "a virgin shall conceive"[Isa. 7:14] which is quoted in the New Testament,[Mt. 1:23] but the Masoretic Text of Isaiah instead says "a young woman shall conceive," the Hebrew word for virgin being quite different[15], see Isaiah 7:14 for details.

Books of the Old Testament

.
The interrelationship between various significant ancient manuscripts of the Old Testament (some identified by their siglum).
^ Here is the mainspring of what might be called Old Testament ethics.” 7 Clearly, since viewpoints vary, an essay could be devoted solely to investigation of motivations and sanctions.
  • Direction: The Problem of Old Testament Ethics 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.directionjournal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Commentaries are also being assigned for important literary works in the categories of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works relating to the Old and New Testaments, including some of Essene or Gnostic authorship.
  • Bible Commentaries (Old Testament) 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.deaconsil.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The manuscripts of the Old Testament were under constant scrutiny by professional lawyers who would see to it that no word was changed.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

LXX here denotes the original septuagint.
See also: Septuagint: Table of books

The Septuagint

.In early Christianity the Septuagint was universally used among Greek speakers, while Aramaic Targums were used in the Syriac Church.^ We have used this version with the permission of the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

^ 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]

^ Greek original according to the text used by the Church of Greece English translation by L.C.L. Brenton, published side by side .
  • Septuagint Old Testament Bilingual (Greek / English) - 1 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ellopos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To this day the Eastern Orthodox Church uses the Septuagint, in an untranslated form.^ The Eastern Orthodox Church has been most faithful to the apostles' Old Testament.
  • 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]

^ It can be said only of the Old Testament Psalter that the Church has constantly used it, and still uses it, in its complete form.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Luke 13:10-17, the plural and singular forms are used interchangeably referring to the seventh day.
  • Seventh Day Sabbath & the Old Law: Keeping Holy Days Today? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some scriptures of ancient origin are found in the Septuagint but are not in the Hebrew.^ Im not ready to say it was a laser beam, but some sort of cutting ray was used something far beyond the skills of ancient Hebrews.
  • Archaeology Answers about Egypt Ancient Gods, Ancient History of Egypt,the Catholic Ten Commandments, the Ten Commandments of 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.beforeus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Prayer of Manasseh is not in all copies of the Septuagint, but is found in the collection of hymns or Canticles which some MSS. append to the Psalms.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Let's begin by reviewing some generally overlooked evidence from ancient Aramaic translations of the Hebrew Scriptures called Targums.
  • 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]

.These include Additions to Daniel and Esther.^ The probabilities favour Hebrew as the original language of the addition to Esther, and Greek for the enlargements of Daniel.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.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]

^ Similarly, the Septuagint Daniel embodies Susanna, the Song of the Three Children, and Bel and the Dragon ; but these are perhaps later additions to the Greek version.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

.For more information regarding these books, see the articles Biblical apocrypha, Biblical canon, Books of the Bible, and Deuterocanonical books.^ See the Citation page for more information.
  • The Large Catechism - Book of Concord 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC bookofconcord.org [Source type: Original source]

^ See Appendix Two for more information concerning the Book of Proverbs.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For more facts and information , see all related premium articles .
  • 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]

.Some books that are set apart in the Hebrew text are grouped together.^ Biblical books beyond the point for which you have a direct witness in the divergence of the Greek and Hebrew texts.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "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]

^ The Personification Theory: As to Philo Abraham is the personification of a certain type of humanity, so to some modern writers he is the personification of the Hebrew nation or of a tribe belonging to the Hebrew group.
  • NETBible: Abraham 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example the Books of Samuel and the Books of Kings are in the Septuagint one book in four parts called "Of Reigns" (Βασιλειῶν).^ Samuel and one of Kings, and the Twelve Minor Prophets are reckoned as one book.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jerome, Preface to the Books of Samuel and Kings, in NPNF, 2 nd Series, vol.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The books of Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, and 1 & 2 Kings-in addition to Deuteronomy-are believed to have been either written, or heavily edited, by the Deuteronomists to satisfy their own interpretations..

.Scholars believe that this is the original arrangement before the book was divided for readability.^ 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]

^ Some scholars, in fact, believe modern interpretations of the clause are significantly attenuated from its original meaning.
  • firstamendmentcenter.org: Religious Liberty in Public Life - Establishment clause Topic 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.firstamendmentcenter.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since five of the Hebrew letters, when used at the ends of words, take on different shapes, some early scholars divided the original 22 books into 27.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the Septuagint, the Books of Chronicles supplement Reigns and are called Paraleipoménon (Παραλειπομένων—things left out).^ MSS. and editions of the Septuagint contain, interspersed through the books of the Hebrew Canon, certain additional writings which we call Apocrypha.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Book of Kings reference is habitually made, for certain particulars in the political history of each reign, to the official chronicles of the sovereigns of Judah and Israel, and in 2 Sam.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are left in no doubt as to Ezras reasons for writing the important Book of Chronicles.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Septuagint organizes the Minor prophets as twelve parts of one Book of Twelve.^ Samuel and one of Kings, and the Twelve Minor Prophets are reckoned as one book.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That the same principle was applied to the Psalter and the Book of the Minor Prophets is not a mere conjecture, but appears from Jerome's Praef.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But in the prophetic books subscriptions are the exception not the rule ; the only formal one, which professes to say where the words of a particular prophet end, is Jer.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

[16]
.All the books of western canons of the Old Testament are found in the Septuagint, although the order does not always coincide with the modern ordering of the books.^ 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]

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

^ 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]

.The Septuagint order for the Old Testament is evident in the earliest Christian Bibles (5th century)[16], namely the Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus and Peshitta.^ 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]

^ 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 remained authoritative until the Seventh century A.D. The basic Greek texts in general use in the Christian world are from the manuscripts catalogued under the title Codex Vaticanus in the Vatican City and Codex Sinaiticus at the British Museum, London.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

.The New Testament makes a number of allusions to and may quote the additional books (as Orthodox Christians aver).^ In addition, New Testament Christians were prophesied about in 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]

^ The beautifully-designed cover tells the story of the basis of Christianity, the spread of Christianity, the difficulties encountered during its spread and the writing of the New Testament during that process.

^ 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]

.The books are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom of Jesus Seirach, Baruch, Epistle of Jeremy (sometimes considered part of Baruch), additions to Daniel (The Prayer of Azarias, the Song of the Three Children, Sosanna and Bel and the Dragon), additions to Esther, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, 1 Esdras, Odes, including the Prayer of Manasses, and Psalm 151.^ 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!
  • 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]

^ The apocryphal books are not placed in a separate section in the back of the codex, but are rather interspersed by book according to literature type?the historical books with Kings and Chronicles, the wisdom literature with Proverbs and the Song of Solomon, and so forth.
  • 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]

^ 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]

Extracts from Theodotion

.In most ancient copies of the Bible which contain the Septuagint version of the Old Testament, the Book of Daniel is not the original Septuagint version, but instead is a copy of Theodotion's translation from the Hebrew.^ For the most part, these quotations were copied closely from the Septuagint and Hebrew versions of the Old Testament with only minor changes.
  • 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]

^ The protocanonical books of the Old Testament correspond with those of the Bible of the Hebrews, and the Old Testament as received by Protestants .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.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]

[17] .The Septuagint version of the Book of Daniel was discarded, in favour of Theodotion's version, in the second to third centuries; in Greek-speaking areas, this happened near the end of the second century, and in Latin-speaking areas (at least in North Africa), it occurred in the middle of the third century.^ 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]

^ The word, coined by St. Jerome in the Fifth Century, means "secret" or "hidden" and refers to fifteen sacred books and parts of books from the Greek Septuagint that were not included in the Hebrew scriptures when the canon was closed.

^ The Encyclopedia Britannica also confirms that the Syriac Peshitta was the accepted bible of the Syrian Churches from the third century onward: "(Syriac: "simple," or "common"), Syriac version of the Bible, the accepted Bible of Syrian Christian churches from the end of the 3rd century AD. The name Peshitta was first employed by Moses bar Kepha in the 9th century to suggest (as does the name of the Latin Vulgate) that the text was in common use.
  • The Semitic New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[17] History does not record the reason for this, and Jerome basically reports, in the preface to the Vulgate version of Daniel, this thing 'just' happened.[17]
.The canonical Ezra-Nehemiah is known in the Septuagint as "Esdras B", and 1 Esdras is "Esdras A". 1 Esdras is a very similar text to the books of Ezra-Nehemiah, and the two are widely thought by scholars to be derived from the same original text.^ Eichorn (1780-1783) made the same discovery for the other four books; then Ilgen (1798) noticed that one of the texts isolated by Astruc, the one where God is named Elohim, was itself divided into two.
  • The Old Testament: General Outlines 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.islam-guide.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They were sanctified as being canonized by the fact that Ezra associated each book to be read with a particular festival (from Passover to Purim).
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "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]

.It has been proposed, and is thought highly likely by scholars, that "Esdras B"─the canonical Ezra-Nehemiah─is Theodotion's version of this material, and "Esdras A" is the version which was previously in the Septuagint on its own.^ In like manner we find that the translators of the Septuagint sometimes changed a phrase which they thought likely to be misunder- stood, or to be used to establish some false doctrine.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the case of the Vulgate, the canonization is perhaps understandable; it is fairly old as versions go, and it was prepared by the greatest scholar of its generation.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like Ben Witherington above, conservative Evangelical scholar, David A. Desilva , also proposes limited contribution of the apostle Matthew in the gospel attributed to him.

[17]

Latin translations

.Jerome's Vulgate Latin translation dates to between 382 and 420 CE. Latin translations predating Jerome are collectively known as Vetus Latina texts.^ 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]

^ Latin Vulgate (Meaning common or popular) translated by Jerome at the request of Damascus bishop of Rome (AD 366-384) .
  • Is the New Testament Historical? 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was not until a few centuries later, especially after Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire, that Latin became dominant within the Christian Church in the West, and the Latin translation of the Bible (Vulgate) became the authoritative text for many Christians.
  • 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]

.Origen's Hexapla placed side by side six versions of the Old Testament, including the 2nd century Greek translations of Aquila of Sinope and Symmachus the Ebionite.^ 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]

^ At first Jerome used the Greek Septuagint for his Old Testament translation.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.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]

.Canonical Christian Bibles were formally established by Bishop Cyril of Jerusalem in 350 and confirmed by the Council of Laodicea in 363, and later established by Athanasius of Alexandria in 367. The Council of Laodicea restricted readings in church to only the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments.^ Ekklesia is the only word in the New Testament that is translated church.

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

^ The Old Testament contains many other prophecies of New Testament Christians.
  • 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 books listed were the 22 books of the Hebrew Bible plus the Book of Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremy, together with the New Testament containing 26 books, omitting the Book of Revelation, see Development of the Old Testament canon for details.^ 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]

^ The 22 books of the Old Testament, of course, are a full and complete acrostic.
  • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Council of Carthage, called the third by Denzinger,[18] on 28 August 397 issued a canon of the Bible restricted to: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Josue, Judges, Ruth, 4 books of Kingdoms, 2 books of Paralipomenon, Job, Psalter of David, 5 books of Solomon, 12 books of Prophets, Isaias, Jeremias, Daniel, Ezechiel, Tobias, Judith, Esther, 2 books of Esdras, 2 books of Machabees, and in the New Testament: 4 books of Gospels, 1 book of Acts of the Apostles, 13 letters of the Apostle Paul, 1 of him to the Hebrews, 2 of Peter, 3 of John, 1 of James, 1 of Judas, and the Apocalypse of John.^ Josephus also wrote about the number of books in the Hebrew canon.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This book describes the kingdom of David.
  • The Bible - Its 66 Books In Brief :: LM Grant // Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Where was James when he wrote the book of James in the Bible?
  • WikiAnswers - New Testament Questions including "How old is Jesus" 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

Other traditions

.The canonical acceptance of these books varies among different Christian traditions, and there are canonical books not derived from the Septuagint.^ I must admit I've become engrossed in study of these issues to a much greater degree than I originally anticipated, perhaps due in part to my love for "digging" into doctrinal issues on which various Christians differ.
  • Old Testament Challenge 2009 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ccblaine.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ We will come to see that there is a remarkable similarity to all the periods when the various canonizations of the biblical writings occurred.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.For a discussion see the article on Biblical apocrypha.^ A session will discuss it at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting November 23, 2009 (see below).
  • Andy Rowell | Church Leadership Conversations: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.andyrowell.net [Source type: General]

.The exact canon of the Old Testament differs among the various branches of Christianity.^ 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]

^ 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]

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

.All include the books of the Hebrew Bible, while most traditions also recognise several Deuterocanonical books.^ But while recognizing the innumerable disputes among historians and Bible scholars, we have tried to identify what contemporary scholarship generally regards as the most reliable traditions about what happened in the beginning of the Christian movement.

^ The Catholics include seven additional books in the Old Testament, known as the Deuterocanonical or Apocrypha , as opposed to Protestants and Jews, who have the same books in their respective Old Testament.
  • 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 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]

.The Protestant Old Testament is, for the most part, identical with the Hebrew Bible; the differences are minor, dealing only with the arrangement and number of the books.^ The protocanonical books of the Old Testament correspond with those of the Bible of the Hebrews, and the Old Testament as received by Protestants .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ SEPTUAGINT BIBLE & the transmission of the Old Testament .
  • 101 Contradictions Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC skeptically.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He confirms the 3-part division of the Old Testament.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example, while the Hebrew Bible considers Kings to be a unified text, and Ezra and Nehemiah as a single book, the Protestant Old Testament divides each of these into two books.^ 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 protocanonical books of the Old Testament correspond with those of the Bible of the Hebrews, and the Old Testament as received by Protestants .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canon of the Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Recall that the Book of Kingdoms is now divided into our two books of Samuel and two books of Kings.
  • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

.Translations of the Old Testament were discouraged in medieval Christendom.^ The Old Testament translation from which these stories have been drawn is the King James Version; and it is no different than you remember it.

^ However, the Hebrew word mal'ak , usually translated "angel" in the Old Testament, merely means "messenger," one sent with a message.
  • 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 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]

.An exception was the translation of the Pentateuch ordered by Alfred the Great around 900, and Wyclif's Bible of 1383. Numerous vernacular translations appeared with the Protestant Reformation.^ Alfred the Great worked at a translation, but it seems never to have been completed.
  • Versions of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.skypoint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Indeed, neither the words Saturday nor Sunday appear anywhere in most translations of the Bible.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.come2jesus.info [Source type: Original source]

^ His Index of Prohibited Books condemned all Protestant translations of the Bible as well as the works of Erasmus.
  • Bible Life Ministries - History of the New Testament Bible Scriptures. 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.The differences between the Hebrew Bible and other versions of the Old Testament such as the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Syriac, Greek, Latin and other canons, are greater.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ SEPTUAGINT BIBLE & the transmission of the Old Testament .
  • 101 Contradictions Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC skeptically.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many of these canons include whole books and additional sections of books that the others do not.^ But the whole history of these books is so defective and doubtful that it seems vain to attempt minute enquiry into it: and such tricks have been plaid with their text, and with the texts of other books relating to them, that we have a right, from that cause, to entertain much doubt what parts of them are genuine.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ The Catholics include seven additional books in the Old Testament, known as the Deuterocanonical or Apocrypha , as opposed to Protestants and Jews, who have the same books in their respective Old Testament.
  • 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 translations of various words from the original Hebrew may also give rise to significant differences of interpretation.^ I have translated it word for word as it stands in the Hebrew archives."
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ (KJV) The word Charity is here used as a translation of the Latin Caritas , and the original Greek Agape , which were words for "Love", and used to denote the highest and most self-transcending forms of Love.
  • The Bible - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is true that these same texts present a multitude of differences in details, but the variety and uncertainty to which that may give rise does not weaken the stability of the whole from a historical point of view.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

Relationship between Old and New Testament

.The Old Testament is written with a vocabulary of about 5,800 words.^ The Old Testament records the written words of these prophets (2 Chron.
  • 5. The Books of the Old Testament, the Canon, The Tanakh 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Again, this fulfills God's word in the Old Testament.
  • Seventh Day Sabbath & the Old Law: Keeping Holy Days Today? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

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

.The New Testament is written with a vocabulary of about 4,800 words.^ 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]

^ 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]

^ And what about water baptism in the New Testament?
  • Baptism � An Old Testament Doctrine 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.biblelighthouse.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Old Testament is God's biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people.^ This history is the story of God's dealings with his people of old.
  • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church - Wikisource 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ People say that is just Old Testament.
  • The Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Again, this fulfills God's word in the Old Testament.
  • Seventh Day Sabbath & the Old Law: Keeping Holy Days Today? 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is also a prequel to the story of Jesus, who came to answer the questions that troubled the ancient writers and still trouble us today.^ The Targums help us to answer this question.
  • 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]

^ In their search for the answer to the question of Who Was Abraham?
  • http://home.comcast.net/%7Etheseeker/ABRAM.htm 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC home.comcast.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The real question for those who are perplexed by differences between accounts of the same event(s) is: do these constitute irreconcilable differences that is contradictions that force us to question the writers' competence, motives, knowledge of the subject matter, or the like.
  • 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]

.For expressing our deepest longings and voicing our whole range of our lives and emotions, the Old Testament has no equal.^ For Tradition, which expresses the voice of the whole Church, is also the voice of the Holy Spirit living in the Church.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The title of one book in German on this subject, In Spite of All, the Bible Is Still True , expresses our general conclusion, as does the remark of one of the American biblical archaeologists: "There is no doubt now that archaeology confirms the essentially historical nature of the Old Testament tradition" (Albright, p.
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hermann Gunkel, in the Introduction to his Commentary on Genesis (3) writes: "There is no denying that there are legends in the Old Testament, consider for instance the stories of Samson and Jonah.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/abraham.htm 10 February 2010 10:44 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

Philip Yancey in The Bible Jesus Read.[19]

Christian views on Mosaic Law

.There are differences of opinion among Christian denominations as to what and how Biblical law applies today.^ There is a significant survivalist, suffering-avoidance movement that is growing today, even among true Christians.

^ The command applies to ministers and others managed in Christian work today as much as to those Israelite workmen of old.
  • 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]

^ Most people have no idea how to prove the Ten Commandments are completely different from the “book of the Law,” or the Law of Moses.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some conclude that none are applicable, some conclude that only parts are applicable, others conclude that all are still applicable to believers in Jesus and the New Covenant.^ Still others believe that He replaced the Ten Commandments with a new commandment or commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments – “Nailed to the Cross” or Required for Salvation? 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thercg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Only 7 of those scriptures are in the New Testament and none of those teach the doctrine for New Covenant believers.
  • Tithing for New Testament Christians 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.intothelight.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the New testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man; and that other parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds.
  • The Complete Ten Commandments 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC candst.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

Historicity of the Old Testament narratives

.Current debate concerning the historicity of the various Old Testament narratives can be divided into several camps.^ Old Testament: Historical books .
  • The Bible - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 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]

^ The New Testament writers show a concern to preserve historical facts accurately (Luke 1:1-4; John 21:24; Heb.
  • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • One group has been labeled "biblical minimalists" by its critics.^ It is interesting that these five books have been the ones that a number of Old Testament critics, even from ancient times, have tried to eliminate from the biblical canon.
    • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

    Minimalists (e.g., Philip Davies, Thomas L. Thompson, John Van Seters) see very little reliable history in any of the Old Testament.
  • Conservative Old Testament scholars, "biblical maximalists", generally accept the historicity of most Old Testament narratives on confessional grounds, and some Egyptologists (e.g., Kenneth Kitchen) admit that such a belief is not incompatible with the external evidence.
  • Other scholars (e.g., William Dever) are somewhere in between: they see clear signs of evidence for the monarchy and much of Israel's later history, though they doubt the Exodus and Conquest.
  • "Arabian Judah" proponent Kamal Salibi suggests that evidence from Arabia and Ethiopia appears to support the hypothesis that the Old Testament historical account is accurate but that ancient Israel and Judah were located in south-west Arabia before the Assyrian and Babylonian conquests.

See also

References

  1. ^ Like modern historians, biblical writers sometimes provided "historical" explanations or background information of the events they describe (e.g., 1 Sam. 28:3, 1 Kings 18:3b, 2 Kings 9:14b-15a, 13:5-6, 15:12, 17:7-23.
  2. ^ Halpern, B. the First Historians: The Hebrew Bible. Harper & Row, 1988, quoted in Smith, Mark S.The early history of God: Yahweh and the other deities in ancient Israel. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; 2nd ed., 2002. ISBN 978-0802839725, p.14
  3. ^ "Bible: Growth of Literature." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online (accessed March 5, 2010).
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica: "Written almost entirely in the Hebrew language between 1200 and 100 BCE"; Columbia Encyclopedia: "In the 10th century BCE the first of a series of editors collected materials from earlier traditional folkloric and historical records (i.e., both oral and written sources) to compose a narrative of the history of the Israelites who now found themselves united under David and Solomon."
  5. ^ a b "The Septuagint." The Ecole Glossary. Web: [1] 27 Dec 2009
  6. ^ H. B. Swete, An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek, revised by R.R. Ottley, 1914; Web: [2] 27 Dec 2009. Reprint, Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1989.
  7. ^ Jerome's Prologue to Genesis
  8. ^ a b Ernst Würthwein, The Text of the Old Testament, trans. Errol F. Rhodes, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1995.
  9. ^ a b Karen Jobes and Moises Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint. Paternoster Press, 2001. ISBN 1-84227-061-3. (The current standard for Introductory works on the Septuagint.
  10. ^ Timothy McLay, The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research. ISBN 0-8028-6091-5. The current standard introduction on the NT & Septuagint.
  11. ^ V.S. Herrell, The History of the Bible, "Qumran: Dead Sea Scrolls."
  12. ^ William Priestly, "The Dead Sea Scrolls." - A detailed explanation with scholarly apparatus.
  13. ^ Jones, Table: "Instances where the New Testament agrees with the Septuagint."
  14. ^ Jones, Table: "Instance where the New Testament agrees with the meaning of the Hebrew texts."
  15. ^ Gordon, Cyrus H. "'Almah in Isaiah 7:14." Journal of Bible and Religion, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr., 1953), p. 106
  16. ^ a b Jennifer M. Dines, The Septuagint, Michael A. Knibb, Ed., London: T&T Clark, 2004
  17. ^ a b c d This article incorporates text from the 1903 Encyclopaedia Biblica article "TEXT AND VERSIONS", a publication now in the public domain.
  18. ^ Denzinger 186
  19. ^ Yancey, Philip. The Bible Jesus Read. Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 0-310-22834-4

Further reading

  • Anderson, Bernhard. .Understanding the Old Testament.^ Therefore, the Church makes use of her Old Testament heritage quite authoritatively, in accordance with her understanding of the world, which is more complete than and superior to that of ancient Israel.
    • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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]

    ^ The New Testament understanding, which is expressed in our hymns, makes the meaning of the Old Testament events even more profound.
    • The Old Testament in the New Testament Church 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.fatheralexander.org [Source type: Original source]

    .(ISBN 0-13-948399-3 )
  • Bahnsen, Greg, et al., Five Views on Law and Gospel.^ Different Views of Women from Patriarchal Hierarchy to Religious Equality in the Book of Deuteronomy," in V.H. Matthews, et al., eds.

    ^ "Amnon and Tamar: A Matter of Honor (2 Samuel 13:1-38)," in G.D. Young, et al, eds.

    ^ Lest He Die in the Battle and Another Man Take Her': Violence and the Construction of Gender in the Laws of Deuteronomy 20-22," in V.H. Matthews, et al., eds.

    .(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993).
  • Berkowitz, Ariel and D'vorah.^ Norman L. Geisler (Grand Rapids: Zondervan,1980), pp.151-93.
    • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ See Harold W. Hoehner, Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1976), pp.
    • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2001.
    • Cincinnati Christian University Library - Old and New Testament Commentaries 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC library.ccuniversity.edu [Source type: General]

    Torah Rediscovered. 4th ed. .Shoreshim Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-9752914-0-8
  • Dever, William G. Who Were the Early Israelites? William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 2003. ISBN 0-8028-0975-8
  • Gerhard von Rad: Theologie des Alten Testaments. Band 1–2, München, 8. Auflage 1982/1984, ISBN
  • Hill, Andrew and John Walton.^ Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
    • Old Testament Bibliographies 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.austingrad.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Cincinnati Christian University Library - Old and New Testament Commentaries 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC library.ccuniversity.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957.

    ^ Grand Rapids.Eerdmans, 1984.
    • Old Testament Bibliographies 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.austingrad.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .A Survey of the Old Testament. 2nd ed.^ Barstad, Hans M., "The Old Testament personal name rachab: an onomastic note," In: Svensk exegetisk arsbok, 54; ed.

    ^ Old Testament Survey Series is written by James E. Smith, one of our former professors of OT in the Grad School.
    • Cincinnati Christian University Library - Old and New Testament Commentaries 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC library.ccuniversity.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ H.E. Ryle, The Canon of the Old Testament, 2 nd ed.
    • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. ISBN 0-310-22903-0 .
  • Kuntz, John Kenneth.^ Norman L. Geisler (Grand Rapids: Zondervan,1980), pp.151-93.
    • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ See Harold W. Hoehner, Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1976), pp.
    • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The most helpful survey of Hellenistic influence on the New Testament is Ronald H. Nash, Christianity and the Hellenistic World (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984).
    • bethinking.org - Bible + Jesus - The Historicity of the New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC bethinking.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The People of Ancient Israel: an introduction to Old Testament Literature, History, and Thought, Harper and Row, 1974. ISBN 0-06-043822-3
  • Lancaster, D. Thomas.^ Moses Stuart, Critical History and Defence of the Old Testament Canon (London: G. Routledge, 1849), p.
    • Chapter 12: The Old Testament Periods of Canonization 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William H. Green, General Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon, vol.
    • Chapter 3: The Original Number of Old Testament Books 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The word "Jew" becomes a generic term which means "Covenant People" and can be applied to people of either the Old or New Testament.

    .Restoration: Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus. Littleton: First Fruits of Zion, 2005.
  • Rouvière, Jean-Marc.^ It begins with a new chapter on "Jesus' Call for Disciples" that demonstrates what it means to be a true disciple or student of God's word, rather than just a spectator sitting in a pew.
    • 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]

    ^ First Timothy 2:5 For there is ONE God and ONE mediator between God and men; the man Christ Jesus.

    ^ When Jesus Christ was ready to ascend, he could not leave a richer consolation with his disciples than this, I ascend to my God and to your God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Brèves méditations sur la Création du monde Ed. L'Harmattan, Paris, 2006
  • Salibi, Kamal. .The Bible Came from Arabia, London, Jonathan Cape, 1985 ISBN 0-224-02830-8
  • Silberman, Neil A., et al.^ Kermode, F., "New ways with Bible stories [David, Bathsheba and Uriah; Nicodemus; raising of Lazarus; anointing of Jesus]," In C. Thoma, et al, eds.

    The Bible Unearthed. Simon and Schuster, New York, 2003. ISBN 0-684-86913-6 (paperback) and ISBN 0-684-86912-8 (hardback)
  • Sprinkle, Joe M. Biblical Law and Its Relevance: A Christian Understanding and Ethical Application for Today of the Mosaic Regulations. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006. ISBN 0-7618-3371-4 (clothbound) and ISBN 0-7618-3372-2 (paperback)

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Note: There are many different translations of the Bible, and most have some small differences within their texts.

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Quotes from the Bible

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

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

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

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

Old Testament: Pentateuch

Genesis is a separate article.

Exodus 2, King James Version

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

Exodus 20, New International Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exodus 21, King James Version

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

Exodus 22, King James Version

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

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

Exodus 25, King James Version

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

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

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

Exodus 32, New American Standard Bible

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

Leviticus 1, New International Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 3, New International Version

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

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

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

Leviticus 4, New Revised Standard Version [1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 16, New Revised Standard Version [2]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 17, New Revised Standard Version [3]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 19, New Revised Standard Version [4]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 20, New Revised Standard Version [5]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 22

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

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

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

Leviticus 23, New Revised Standard Version [6]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leviticus 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Numbers 23, Authorised Version

23 What hath God wrought!

Deuteronomy 2, New Revised Standard Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[7]

Deuteronomy 3, New Revised Standard Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deuteronomy 5, Literal Translation [9]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deuteronomy 6

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Note: English translation from The Jewish FAQ.

Deuteronomy 13, New Revised Standard Version

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

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

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

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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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amen.

Romans 3:23, King James Version

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

Romans 5:3-4

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

Romans 8:6

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

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

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

Romans 8: 38-39

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

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

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

Romans 9:20-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 9:33, King James Version

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

Romans 12: 1-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 12:5-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 13:1

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

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

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

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    .And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.^ We could give him nothing in lieu of his love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • I Corinthians Ch. .13 (NKJV)
  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.^ God made some intelligible sound, or fanned a voice in the air, which, to the Jews was as though God himself was speaking to them.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

    .And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.^ Say, Lord, though my body is kept pure, yet my soul is defiled, I pollute all I touch.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

    .Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
    ^ Love is a lovely grace; love thinketh no evil.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

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


    .When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.^ If I have taken away any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

    .For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.^ To tell men of sin, is to hold a glass to one that is deformed, who cannot endure to see his own face.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 15:3-8, King James Version

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 15, King James Version

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

2 Corinthians 4:8-10, King James Version

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

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

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

Galations 1:10

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

Galations 1:15-16

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

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

Galations 6:1-5

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

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

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

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

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

Ephesians 1:15-19

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

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

Ephesians 4:1

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

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

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

- on the road God has called you to travel.

Colossians 3:4

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

1 Timothy 1:15, King James Version

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

1 Timothy 4:12

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

2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version

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

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

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

Hebrews 13:2, NKJV

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

James 4:17

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

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

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

1 Peter 3:4

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

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

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

1 John 4:18

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

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

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

Jude, Verse 3, King James Version

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

Quotes about the Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It creates a hostile work environment. – George Carlin

For the Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - Andrew Jackson

Against the Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other quotes about the Bible

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

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

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

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

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Proper noun

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  1. The first major part of the Christian Bible, covering events before the coming of Christ, corresponding roughly to the Jewish Tanakh.^ People were Christian before Christ ever existed.
    • Ten Commandments and Commandments from other Religions 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.edwardtbabinski.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bible text before Christ .
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Old Testament 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first major part of the Christian Bible , covering events before the coming of Christ.
    • Old Testament - The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.artandpopularculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Usually subdivided into the categories of law, history, poetry (or wisdom books) and prophecy.

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See also


Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

.The books of the Jewish Bible.^ Psalms is the first and longest book of the third section of the Jewish Bible.
  • 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 collection of books which in addition to the Jewish scriptures make up the Christian Bible.
  • New Testament Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about New Testament 15 January 2010 11:17 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The books of the Jewish Bible are believed to have been written over several centuries, beginning in the 10th century BC - by which time the Hebrews are settled in Canaan, or Palestine.
  • History of THE BIBLE - OLD TESTAMENT 17 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.historyworld.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Also known as the Tanakh
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