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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Greeting 1 Paul, Silvanus,[a] and Timothy: To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace.[b] Thanksgiving 2 We always thank God for all of you, making mention of you constantly in our prayers. 3 We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work produced … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 1
Rom 8:32 – He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 2 Cor. 8:9 – For you know the grace our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake became poor, so … Continue reading The Father Who didn’t spare His Son
Set me as a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of YHWH. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. -Song 8:6-7 (NIV & ESV)
English Standard Version (ESV) 18 You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 27 … “I have sinned and perverted what was right; yet I did not get what I deserved.[a] 28 He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will continue to see the light.” 29 God certainly does all these things two or three times to a person 30 in order to … Continue reading Relentlessly gracious rescuer
New Living Translation (NLT) The People Confess Their Sins 9 On October 31[a] the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They remained standing … Continue reading God’s amazing grace towards wretched sinners
When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious– that you, LORD God, might dwell there. Psalm 68:18
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Reign of the Davidic King 11 Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him— a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, a Spirit of counsel and strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear … Continue reading The branch from Jesse
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins.[a] 10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Footnotes: Psalm 85:2The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
English Standard Version (ESV) 14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast.
English Standard Version (ESV) 26 Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding himself on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the east of Jeshimon?” 2 So Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph with three thousand chosen men of Israel to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. 3 And Saul encamped … Continue reading David spares Saul again
Christian Standard Bible (CSB) David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth 9 David asked, “Is there anyone remaining from the family of Saul I can show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake?” 2 There was a servant of Saul’s family named Ziba. They summoned him to David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” “I am your servant,” he replied. 3 So the … Continue reading David’s kindness to Mephibosheth
English Standard Version (ESV) David Spares Saul’s Life 24 [a] When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. 3 And he came to the sheepfolds by … Continue reading David spares Saul’s life
On Galatians 3-4, the ESV Study Bible comments: 3:6-9 The Gospel in the OT (1): Abraham. Paul issues a second direct appeal to the Galatians: it is not just their own experience of receiving the gospel by faith that should teach them that salvation is not by the law by grace. Rather, the OT example of … Continue reading Abraham, his sons, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Habakkuk