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Isaiah 66

1 Thus says the LORD:“Heaven is my throne,and the earth is my footstool;what is the house that you would build for me,and what is the place of my rest?2 All these things my hand has made,and so all these things came to be,declares the LORD.But this is the one to whom I will look:he who is humble…

In the bosom of Jesus

“Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.” John 13:23 (NKJV) “One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus’ breast.” John 13:23 (WEB) “So he, having his head on Jesus’s bosom, leaned back and asked, ‘Master, who is it?’” John 13:25 (Weymouth NT)…

A Systematic Theology of Breasts

* based on “shad,” Strong’s Hebrew 7699 and 7699a, and “shod,” Strong’s Hebrew 7699b, meaning “breasts” and “female breasts” respectively, “dad,” Strong’s Hebrew 1717, meaning “breasts, teat, nipple,” “μαστός (mastos),” Strong’s Greek 3149, meaning “The breast, pap” and “θηλάζω (thélazó),” Strong’s Greek 2337, meaning “I give suck, to nurse, to suckle, to suck.” “by the…

God’s loving, tender comfort

“Comfort, comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and proclaim to herthat her hard service has been completed,    that her sin has been paid for” — Isaiah 40 “Shout for joy, you heavens;    rejoice, you earth;    burst into song, you mountains!For the Lord comforts his people    and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. 14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,    the Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a mother forget the…

2 Corinthians 4

The Light of the Gospel 1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is…

The Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your…

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

Jesus prays to be glorified 17 After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they…

Zechariah 14

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Lord’s Triumph and Reign 14 Look, a day belonging to the Lord is coming when the plunder taken from you will be divided in your presence. 2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the…

Zechariah 13

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) God’s People Cleansed 13 “On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the residents of Jerusalem, to wash away sin and impurity. 2 On that day”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Armies—“I will remove the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be…

Zechariah 12

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Judah’s Security 12 A pronouncement: The word of the Lord concerning Israel. A declaration of the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundation of the earth, and formed the spirit of man within him. 2 “Look, I will make Jerusalem a cup that causes staggering for the peoples who surround the city. The siege against…

Zechariah 11

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Israel’s Shepherds: Good and Bad 11 Open your gates, Lebanon, and fire will consume your cedars. 2 Wail, cypress, for the cedar has fallen; the glorious trees are destroyed! Wail, oaks of Bashan, for the stately forest has fallen! 3 Listen to the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is destroyed. Listen to the roar…