New International Version (NIV) The High Priest of a New Covenant 8 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle … Continue reading Hebrews 8
New International Version (NIV) Melchizedek the Priest 7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father … Continue reading Hebrews 7
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” ~ 1 John 3:1
Number 80: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
New International Version (NIV) 6 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting, we will do so. 4 It is … Continue reading Hebrews 6
New International Version (NIV) 5 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 3 This is why he has … Continue reading Hebrews 5
Number 81: 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.
New International Version (NIV) A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God 4 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they … Continue reading Hebrews 4
Number 82: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
New International Version (NIV) Jesus Greater Than Moses 3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling,fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than … Continue reading Hebrews 3
New International Version (NIV) Warning to Pay Attention 2 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which … Continue reading Hebrews 2
Number 83: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
New International Version (NIV) God’s Final Word: His Son 1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and … Continue reading Hebrews 1
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Pray for Us 3 In addition, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not all have faith.[a] 3 But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen and … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians 3
Number 84: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Man of Lawlessness 2 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him: We ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to be easily upset or troubled, either by a prophecy[a] or by a message or by a letter supposedly from us, alleging that the day of the Lord[b] has come. 3 Don’t … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians 2
Number 85: It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Number 86: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Greeting 1 Paul, Silvanus,[a] and Timothy: To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s Judgment and Glory 3 We ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, since … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians 1
Number 87: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Day of the Lord 5 About the times and the seasons: Brothers and sisters, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 5
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ Romans 5:8
Number 88: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Call to Sanctification 4 Additionally then, brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received instruction from us on how you should live and please God—as you are doing[a]—do this even more. 2 For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 4
Number 89: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Anxiety in Athens 3 Therefore, when we could no longer stand it, we thought it was better to be left alone in Athens. 2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker[a] in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith, 3 so that no one will be shaken by these afflictions. For you … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 3
Number 90: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Paul’s Conduct 2 For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our visit with you was not without result. 2 On the contrary, after we had previously suffered and were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition. 3 For our … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 2
“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” ~ Psalm 86:15
Number 91: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.