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Chapter 16: Of Good Works$ 

Chapter 16: Of Good Works

 

1. Good works are only those that God has commanded in His holy Word,a and not those that, without scriptural warrant, are devised by men out of blind zeal or upon any pretense of good intention.[1], b

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:1$ 

aMicah 6:8 $vr$PESV_Micah 6$8.doc@06497@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Micah.doc Micah 6:8@06498@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Micah 6$8.doc@06499@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Micah.doc Micah 6:8@06500@WEB) ; Romans 12:2 $vr$PESV_Romans 12$2.doc@05217@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 12:2@05218@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 12$2.doc@05219@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 12:2@05220@WEB) ; Hebrews 13:21 $vr$PESV_Hebrews 13$21.doc@03381@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Hebrews.doc Hebrews 13:21@03382@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Hebrews 13$21.doc@03383@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Hebrews.doc Hebrews 13:21@03384@WEB) ; bMatthew 15:9 $vr$PESV_Matthew 15$9.doc@04409@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 15:9@04410@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Matthew 15$9.doc@04411@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 15:9@04412@WEB) ; Isaiah 29:13 $vr$PESV_Isaiah 29$13.doc@04249@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 29:13@04250@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Isaiah 29$13.doc@04251@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 29:13@04252@WEB) ; 1 Peter 1:18 $vr$PESV_1 Peter 1$18.doc@03873@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 1:18@03874@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Peter 1$18.doc@03875@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 1:18@03876@WEB) ; Romans 10:2 $vr$PESV_Romans 10$2.doc@05201@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 10:2@05202@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 10$2.doc@05203@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 10:2@05204@WEB) ; John 16:2 $vr$PESV_John 16$2.doc@06325@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\John.doc John 16:2@06326@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_John 16$2.doc@06327@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\John.doc    John 16:2@06328@WEB) ; 1 Samuel 15:21–23 $vr$PESV_1 Samuel 15$21-23.doc@01133@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Samuel.doc 1 Samuel 15:21-23@01134@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Samuel 15$21-23.doc@01135@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Samuel.doc 1 Samuel 15:21-23@01136@WEB)

 

2. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith.a By them believers show their thankfulness,b strengthen their assurance,c edify their brethren,d adorn the profession of the Gospel,e stop the mouths of the adversaries,f and glorify God.g Believers are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.h Thus having their fruit to holiness, they may have the outcome, eternal life.i

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:2$ 

aJames 2:18, 22 $vr$PESV_James 2$18, 22.doc@02673@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\James.doc James 2:18, 22@02674@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_James 2$18, 22.doc@02675@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\James.doc James 2:18, 22@02676@WEB) ; bPsalm 116:12–13 $vr$PESV_Psalm 116$12-13.doc@02181@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 116:12-13@02182@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Psalm 116$12-13.doc@02183@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 116:12-13@02184@WEB) ; 1 Peter 2:9 $vr$PESV_1 Peter 2$9.doc@04777@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc   1 Peter 2:9@04778@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Peter 2$9.doc@04779@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 2:9@04780@WEB) ; c1 John 2:3, 5 $vr$PESV_1 John 2$3, 5.doc@02993@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 John.doc 1 John 2:3, 5@02994@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 John 2$3, 5.doc@02995@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 John.doc 1 John 2:3, 5@02996@WEB) ; 2 Peter 1:5–10 $vr$PESV_2 Peter 1$5-10.doc@02337@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\2 Peter.doc 2 Peter 1:5-10@02338@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_2 Peter 1$5-10.doc@02339@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\2 Peter.doc 2 Peter 1:5-10@02340@WEB) ; d2 Corinthians 9:2 $vr$PESV_2 Corinthians 9$2.doc@01173@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\2 Corinthians.doc 2 Corinthians 9:2@01174@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_2 Corinthians 9$2.doc@01175@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\2 Corinthians.doc 2 Corinthians 9:2@01176@WEB) ; Matthew 5:16 $vr$PESV_Matthew 5$16.doc@04453@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 5:16@04454@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Matthew 5$16.doc@04455@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Matthew.doc Matthew 5:16@04456@WEB) ; eTitus 2:5, 9–12 $vr$PESV_Titus 2$5, 9-12.doc@02261@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Titus.doc   Titus 2:5, 9-12@02262@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Titus 2$5, 9-12.doc@02263@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Titus.doc Titus 2:5, 9-12@02264@WEB) ; 1 Timothy 6:1 $vr$PESV_1 Timothy 6$1.doc@03053@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Timothy.doc 1 Timothy 6:1@03054@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Timothy 6$1.doc@03055@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Timothy.doc 1 Timothy 6:1@03056@WEB) ; f1 Peter 2:15 $vr$PESV_1 Peter 2$15.doc@03897@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 2:15@03898@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Peter 2$15.doc@03899@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 2:15@03900@WEB) ; g1 Peter 2:12 $vr$PESV_1 Peter 2$12.doc@03889@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 2:12@03890@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_1 Peter 2$12.doc@03891@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\1 Peter.doc 1 Peter 2:12@03892@WEB) ; Philippians 1:11 $vr$PESV_Philippians 1$11.doc@01709@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 1:11@01710@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Philippians 1$11.doc@01711@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 1:11@01712@WEB) ; John 15:8 $vr$PESV_John 15$8.doc@06321@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\John.doc John 15:8@06322@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_John 15$8.doc@06323@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\John.doc John 15:8@06324@WEB) ; hEphesians 2:10 $vr$PESV_Ephesians 2$10.doc@02433@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Ephesians.doc Ephesians 2:10@02434@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Ephesians 2$10.doc@02435@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Ephesians.doc Ephesians 2:10@02436@WEB) ; iRomans 6:22 $vr$PESV_Romans 6$22.doc@05341@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 6:22@05342@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 6$22.doc@05343@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 6:22@05344@WEB)

 

3. The ability of believers to do good works is not at all from themselves, but solely from the Spirit of Christ.a Besides the graces they have already received, there is required an actual influence by the same Holy Spirit—to work in them to will and to do of His good pleasure—so that they may be enabled to do good works.b Yet they are not to grow negligent in good works as though they were not bound to perform any duty unless upon a special motion of the Spirit; but rather they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.c

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:3$ 

aJohn 15:4–6 $vr$PESV_John 15$4-6.doc@05017@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\John.doc John 15:4-6@05018@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_John 15$4-6.doc@05019@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\John.doc John 15:4-6@05020@WEB) ;[2] Ezekiel 36:26–27 $vr$PESV_Ezekiel 36$26-27.doc@01517@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Ezekiel.doc Ezekiel 36:26-27@01518@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Ezekiel 36$26-27.doc@01519@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Ezekiel.doc Ezekiel 36:26-27@01520@WEB) ; bPhilippians 2:13 $vr$PESV_Philippians 2$13.doc@01729@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 2:13@01730@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Philippians 2$13.doc@01731@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 2:13@01732@WEB) ; Philippians 4:13 $vr$PESV_Philippians 4$13.doc@01749@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 4:13@01750@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Philippians 4$13.doc@01751@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 4:13@01752@WEB) ; 2 Corinthians 3:5 $vr$PESV_2 Corinthians 3$5.doc@01153@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\2 Corinthians.doc 2 Corinthians 3:5@01154@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_2 Corinthians 3$5.doc@01155@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\2 Corinthians.doc 2 Corinthians 3:5@01156@WEB) ; cPhilippians 2:12 $vr$PESV_Philippians 2$12.doc@01717@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 2:12@01718@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Philippians 2$12.doc@01719@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Philippians.doc Philippians 2:12@01720@WEB) ; Hebrews 6:11–12 $vr$PESV_Hebrews 6$11-12.doc@02065@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Hebrews.doc Hebrews 6:11-12@02066@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Hebrews 6$11-12.doc@02067@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Hebrews.doc Hebrews 6:11-12@02068@WEB) ; 2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10–11 $vr$PESV_2 Peter 1$3, 5, 10-11.doc@00357@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\2 Peter.doc 2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10-11@00358@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_2 Peter 1$3, 5, 10-11.doc@00359@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\2 Peter.doc 2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10-11@00360@WEB) ; Isaiah 64:7 $vr$PESV_Isaiah 64$7.doc@04977@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 64:7@04978@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Isaiah 64$7.doc@04979@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 64:7@04980@WEB) ; 2 Timothy 1:6 $vr$PESV_2 Timothy 1$6.doc@03085@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\2 Timothy.doc 2 Timothy 1:6@03086@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_2 Timothy 1$6.doc@03087@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\2 Timothy.doc 2 Timothy 1:6@03088@WEB) ; Acts 26:6–7 $vr$PESV_Acts 26$6-7.doc@04817@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Acts.doc Acts 26:6-7@04818@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Acts 26$6-7.doc@04819@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Acts.doc Acts 26:6-7@04820@WEB) ; Jude 20–21 $vr$PESV_Jude 20-21.doc@05817@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Jude.doc Jude 20-21@05818@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Jude 20-21.doc@05819@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Jude.doc Jude 20-21@05820@WEB)

 

4. Those who in their obedience attain to the greatest height that is possible in this life are so far from being able to supererogate[3] and to do more than God requires, that they actually fall short of much that they are in duty bound to do.

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:4$ 

Luke 17:10 $vr$PESV_Luke 17$10.doc@05837@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Luke.doc Luke 17:10@05838@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Luke 17$10.doc@05839@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Luke.doc Luke 17:10@05840@WEB) ; Nehemiah 13:22 $vr$PESV_Nehemiah 13$22.doc@02757@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Nehemiah.doc Nehemiah 13:22@02758@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Nehemiah 13$22.doc@02759@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Nehemiah.doc Nehemiah 13:22@02760@WEB) ; Job 9:2–3 $vr$PESV_Job 9$2-3.doc@06277@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 9:2-3@06278@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Job 9$2-3.doc@06279@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 9:2-3@06280@WEB) ; Galatians 5:17 $vr$PESV_Galatians 5$17.doc@02645@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:17@02646@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Galatians 5$17.doc@02647@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:17@02648@WEB)

 

5. We cannot, by our best works, merit pardon of sin or eternal life at the hand of God, because:

·       There is a great disproportion[4] that is between our best works and the glory to come;

·       There is infinite distance between us and God;

·       God cannot profit by our best works;

·       Nor can our best works satisfy for the debt of our former sins;a

·       When we have done all we can, we have done only our duty, and are unprofitable[5] servants;b

·       As they are good, they proceed from His Spirit;c but as they are done by us, they are defiled and mixed with so much weakness and imperfection that they cannot endure the severity of God’s judgment.d

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:5$ 

aRomans 3:20 $vr$PESV_Romans 3$20.doc@05261@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 3:20@05262@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 3$20.doc@05263@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 3:20@05264@WEB) ; Romans 4:2, 4, 6 $vr$PESV_Romans 4$2, 4, 6.doc@01781@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 4:2, 4, 6@01782@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 4$2, 4, 6.doc@01783@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 4:2, 4, 6@01784@WEB) ; Ephesians 2:8–9 $vr$PESV_Ephesians 2$8-9.doc@01977@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Ephesians.doc Ephesians 2:8-9@01978@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Ephesians 2$8-9.doc@01979@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Ephesians.doc Ephesians 2:8-9@01980@WEB) ; Titus 3:5–7 $vr$PESV_Titus 3$5-7.doc@05469@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Titus.doc Titus 3:5-7@05470@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Titus 3$5-7.doc@05471@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Titus.doc Titus 3:5-7@05472@WEB) ; Romans 8:18 $vr$PESV_Romans 8$18.doc@05377@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 8:18@05378@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 8$18.doc@05379@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 8:18@05380@WEB) ; Psalm 16:2 $vr$PESV_Psalm 16$2.doc@05925@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 16:2@05926@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Psalm 16$2.doc@05927@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 16:2@05928@WEB) ; Job 22:2–3 $vr$PESV_Job 22$2-3.doc@05753@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 22:2-3@05754@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Job 22$2-3.doc@05755@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 22:2-3@05756@WEB) ; Job 35:7–8 $vr$PESV_Job 35$7-8.doc@05761@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 35:7-8@05762@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Job 35$7-8.doc@05763@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Job.doc Job 35:7-8@05764@WEB) ; bLuke 17:10 $vr$PESV_Luke 17$10.doc@05841@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Luke.doc Luke 17:10@05842@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Luke 17$10.doc@05843@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Luke.doc Luke 17:10@05844@WEB) ; cGalatians 5:22–23 $vr$PESV_Galatians 5$22-23.doc@01337@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:22-23@01338@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Galatians 5$22-23.doc@01339@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:22-23@01340@WEB) ; dIsaiah 64:6 $vr$PESV_Isaiah 64$6.doc@04973@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 64:6@04974@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Isaiah 64$6.doc@04975@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Isaiah.doc Isaiah 64:6@04976@WEB) ; Galatians 5:17 $vr$PESV_Galatians 5$17.doc@02649@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:17@02650@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Galatians 5$17.doc@02651@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Galatians.doc Galatians 5:17@02652@WEB) ; Romans 7:15, 18 $vr$PESV_Romans 7$15, 18.doc@02249@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc   Romans 7:15, 18@02250@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Romans 7$15, 18.doc@02251@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Romans.doc Romans 7:15, 18@02252@WEB) ; Psalm 143:2 $vr$PESV_Psalm 143$2.doc@05101@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 143:2@05102@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Psalm 143$2.doc@05103@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 143:2@05104@WEB) ; Psalm 130:3 $vr$PESV_Psalm 130$3.doc@05089@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 130:3@05090@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Psalm 130$3.doc@05091@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Psalm.doc Psalm 130:3@05092@WEB)

 

6. Yet nevertheless, because the persons of believers are accepted through Christ, their good works are also accepted in Him.a This acceptance is not as though they were in this life completely blameless and above reproof in God’s sight;b but that He, looking upon them in His Son, is pleased to accept and reward that which is sincere, although accompanied with many weaknesses and imperfections.c

  $versebreak$Ch. 16:6$ 

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7. Works done by unregenerate men are sinful and cannot please God or make a man suitable to receive grace from God.e This is because they:

·       Do not proceed from a heart purified by faithb

·       Are not done in a right manner according to the Wordc

·       Are not done for a right reason: the glory of God.d

This is true, even though, for the matter of them, they may be things that God commands, and of good use both to themselves and others.a And yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing to God.f

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Ch. 16:1

 

Micah 6:8  (ESV)                    Back

8He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

 

 

Micah 6:8  (KJ3)                    Back

8 O man, He has declared to you what is good. And what does Jehovah require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to be humble to walk with your God?

 

 

Micah 6:8  (NASB95)                    Back

8He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

 

 

Micah 6:8  (WEB)                    Back

8 He has shown you, O man, what is good.

 

 

Romans 12:2  (ESV)                    Back

2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

 

Romans 12:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 And be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, in order to prove by you what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.

 

 

Romans 12:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

 

Romans 12:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

 

 

Hebrews 13:21  (ESV)                    Back

21equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:21  (KJ3)                    Back

21 perfect you in every good work, in order to do His will, doing in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:21  (NASB95)                    Back

21equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:21  (WEB)                    Back

21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Matthew 15:9  (ESV)                    Back

9in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

 

 

Matthew 15:9  (KJ3)                    Back

9 But in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.”

 

 

Matthew 15:9  (NASB95)                    Back

9‘But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ ”

 

 

Matthew 15:9  (WEB)                    Back

9 And in vain do they worship me,

 

 

Isaiah 29:13  (ESV)                    Back

13And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

 

 

Isaiah 29:13  (KJ3)                    Back

13 And the Lord says, Because this people draws near with its mouth, and they honor Me with its lips; but its heart is far from Me, and their fear of Me is taught the commandment by men;

 

 

Isaiah 29:13  (NASB95)                    Back

13Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

 

 

Isaiah 29:13  (WEB)                    Back

13         The Lord said, “Because this people draws near with their mouth and honors me with their lips, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;

 

 

1 Peter 1:18  (ESV)                    Back

18knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,

 

 

1 Peter 1:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18 knowing that not with corruptible things, silver or gold, were you redeemed from your worthless way of life handed down from your fathers,

 

 

1 Peter 1:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

 

 

1 Peter 1:18  (WEB)                    Back

18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,

 

 

Romans 10:2  (ESV)                    Back

2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

 

 

Romans 10:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 For I testify to them that they have zeal to God, but not according to knowledge.

 

 

Romans 10:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

 

 

Romans 10:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

 

 

John 16:2  (ESV)                    Back

2They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

 

 

John 16:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 They will make you to be expelled from the synagogue, but an hour is coming that every one killing you will think to he offers a divine service before God.

 

 

John 16:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2“They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

 

 

John 16:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.

 

 

1 Samuel 15:21–23  (ESV)                    Back

21But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” 22And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”

 

 

1 Samuel 15:21-23  (KJ3)                    Back

21 And the people took from the plunder of the flock, and the first of the herd, that devoted, to sacrifice to Jehovah your God in Gilgal.

22 And Samuel said, Does Jehovah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold! Obeying is better than sacrifice; to give attention is better than the fat of rams.

23 For the sin of divination is rebellion; insolence is both iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of Jehovah, so He has rejected you from being king.

 

 

1 Samuel 15:21–23  (NASB95)                    Back

21“But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.” 22Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 23“For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.”

 

 

1 Samuel 15:21-23  (WEB)                    Back

21 But the people took of the plunder, sheep and cattle, the chief of the devoted things, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God in Gilgal.”

22         Samuel said, “Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying Yahweh’s voice? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim.* Because you have rejected Yahweh’s word, he has also rejected you from being king.”

 

 

Ch. 16:2

 

James 2:18, 22  (ESV)                    Back

18But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

22You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;

 

 

James 2:18, 22  (KJ3)                    Back

18 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith out of my works.

22 You see that faith worked with his works; and out of the works the faith was made complete.

 

 

James 2:18, 22  (NASB95)                    Back

18But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

22You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;

 

 

James 2:18, 22  (WEB)                    Back

18 Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;

 

 

Psalm 116:12–13  (ESV)                    Back

12What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? 13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,

 

 

Psalm 116:12-13  (KJ3)                    Back

12 What shall I return to Jehovah for all His benefits to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and I will call on the name of Jehovah.

 

 

Psalm 116:12–13  (NASB95)                    Back

12What shall I render to the Lord For all His benefits toward me? 13I shall lift up the cup of salvation And call upon the name of the Lord.

 

 

Psalm 116:12-13  (WEB)                    Back

12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

 

 

1 Peter 2:9  (ESV)                    Back

9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

 

 

1 Peter 2:9  (KJ3)                    Back

9 But you are “an elect race,” “a royal priesthood,” “a holy nation,” “a people for possession,” so that “you may proclaim the excellencies” of the One who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

 

 

1 Peter 2:9  (NASB95)                    Back

9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

 

 

1 Peter 2:9  (WEB)                    Back

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

 

 

1 John 2:3, 5  (ESV)                    Back

3And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

5but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

 

 

1 John 2:3, 5  (KJ3)                    Back

3¶ And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commands.

5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

 

 

1 John 2:3, 5  (NASB95)                    Back

3By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

5but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

 

 

1 John 2:3, 5  (WEB)                    Back

3 This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

5 But whoever keeps his word, God’s love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him:

 

 

2 Peter 1:5–10  (ESV)                    Back

5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

 

 

2 Peter 1:5-10  (KJ3)                    Back

5¶ But also in this very thing having brought in all diligence, fully supply in your faith virtue, and with virtue knowledge,

6 and with the knowledge self-control, and with the self-control patience, and with the patience godliness,

7 and with the godliness brotherly love, and with brotherly love, love.

8 For these things being in you, and abounding, they will place you so as not to be idle, not unfruitful into the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For the one in whom these things are not present is blind, being shortsighted, receiving forgetfulness of the cleansing of his sins in time past.

10 Therefore, brothers, rather be diligent to make sure of your calling and election; for doing these things, you will not stumble into sin, not ever!

 

 

2 Peter 1:5–10  (NASB95)                    Back

5Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, 6and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, 7and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 10Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

 

 

2 Peter 1:5-10  (WEB)                    Back

5 Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;

6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control perseverance; and in perseverance godliness;

7 and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.

8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

10 Therefore, brothers,* be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.

 

 

2 Corinthians 9:2  (ESV)                    Back

2for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.

 

 

2 Corinthians 9:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 For I know your eagerness, of which I boast to Macedonia on your behalf, that Achaia has made ready from last year, and your zeal arouses the greater number.

 

 

2 Corinthians 9:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.

 

 

2 Corinthians 9:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past. Your zeal has stirred up very many of them.

 

 

Matthew 5:16  (ESV)                    Back

16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

 

 

Matthew 5:16  (KJ3)                    Back

16 So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven.

 

 

Matthew 5:16  (NASB95)                    Back

16“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

 

 

Matthew 5:16  (WEB)                    Back

16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

 

 

Titus 2:5, 9–12  (ESV)                    Back

5to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

9Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. 11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

 

 

Titus 2:5, 9-12  (KJ3)                    Back

5 sensible, chaste, home-keepers, good, subject to their own husbands, so that the Word of God may not be blasphemed,

9 Let slaves be subject to their own masters, well-pleasing in all things, not contradicting,

10 not embezzling, but showing all good faith, that they may adorn the doctrine of our Savior God in every thing.

11¶ For the saving grace of God has appeared to all men,

12 instructing us that having denied ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live prudently and righteously and godly in the now age,

 

 

Titus 2:5, 9–12  (NASB95)                    Back

5to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

9Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect. 11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,

 

 

Titus 2:5, 9-12  (WEB)                    Back

5 to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God’s word may not be blasphemed.

9 Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;

10 not stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

12 instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age;

 

 

1 Timothy 6:1  (ESV)                    Back

1Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:1  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ Let as many as are slaves under a yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name and teaching of God may not be blasphemed.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:1  (NASB95)                    Back

1All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against.

 

 

1 Timothy 6:1  (WEB)                    Back

1           Let as many as are bondservants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine not be blasphemed.

 

 

1 Peter 2:15  (ESV)                    Back

15For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

 

 

1 Peter 2:15  (KJ3)                    Back

15 because so is the will of God, doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish men;

 

 

1 Peter 2:15  (NASB95)                    Back

15For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.

 

 

1 Peter 2:15  (WEB)                    Back

15 For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

 

 

1 Peter 2:12  (ESV)                    Back

12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

 

 

1 Peter 2:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 having your behavior good among the nations, in that which they speak against you as evildoers; having watched your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.

 

 

1 Peter 2:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

 

 

1 Peter 2:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

 

 

Philippians 1:11  (ESV)                    Back

11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

 

 

Philippians 1:11  (KJ3)                    Back

11 being filled with fruits of righteousness, the ones through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

 

 

Philippians 1:11  (NASB95)                    Back

11having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

 

 

Philippians 1:11  (WEB)                    Back

11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

 

 

John 15:8  (ESV)                    Back

8By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

 

 

John 15:8  (KJ3)                    Back

8 In this My Father is glorified, that you should bear much fruit; and you will be disciples to Me.

 

 

John 15:8  (NASB95)                    Back

8“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

 

 

John 15:8  (WEB)                    Back

8           “In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.

 

 

Ephesians 2:10  (ESV)                    Back

10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

 

Ephesians 2:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.

 

 

Ephesians 2:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

 

 

Ephesians 2:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

 

 

Romans 6:22  (ESV)                    Back

22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

 

 

Romans 6:22  (KJ3)                    Back

22 But now having been set free from sin, and having been enslaved to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end everlasting life.

 

 

Romans 6:22  (NASB95)                    Back

22But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

 

 

Romans 6:22  (WEB)                    Back

22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life.

 

 

Ch. 16:3

 

John 15:4–6  (ESV)                    Back

4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.

 

 

John 15:4-6  (KJ3)                    Back

4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch is not able to bear fruit of itself, if not it abide in the vine, so neither can you if not you abide in Me.

5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one abiding in Me, and I in him, this one bears much fruit, because without Me you are not able to produce, not one thing.

6 If not one abides in Me, he is cast out as the branch and is dried up; and they gather them, and they throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

 

John 15:4–6  (NASB95)                    Back

4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

 

 

John 15:4-6  (WEB)                    Back

4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.

5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

6 If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

 

Ezekiel 36:26–27  (ESV)                    Back

26And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

 

 

Ezekiel 36:26-27  (KJ3)                    Back

26 And I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh.

27 And I will put My Spirit within you, and I have done that which is in My statutes for you to walk in them, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.

 

 

Ezekiel 36:26–27  (NASB95)                    Back

26“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

 

 

Ezekiel 36:26-27  (WEB)                    Back

26 I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

27 I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes. You will keep my ordinances and do them.

 

 

Philippians 2:13  (ESV)                    Back

13for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

 

 

Philippians 2:13  (KJ3)                    Back

13 for it is God who is working in you both to will and to work for the sake of His good pleasure.

 

 

Philippians 2:13  (NASB95)                    Back

13for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

 

 

Philippians 2:13  (WEB)                    Back

13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.

 

 

Philippians 4:13  (ESV)                    Back

13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

 

Philippians 4:13  (KJ3)                    Back

13 I can do all things in Christ, the One strengthening me.

 

 

Philippians 4:13  (NASB95)                    Back

13I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

 

 

Philippians 4:13  (WEB)                    Back

13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:5  (ESV)                    Back

5Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:5  (KJ3)                    Back

5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reason out anything as being out of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:5  (NASB95)                    Back

5Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:5  (WEB)                    Back

5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

 

 

Philippians 2:12  (ESV)                    Back

12Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

 

 

Philippians 2:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12¶ So, then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, cultivate your salvation with fear and trembling,

 

 

Philippians 2:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

 

 

Philippians 2:12  (WEB)                    Back

12         So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

 

 

Hebrews 6:11–12  (ESV)                    Back

11And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 12so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:11-12  (KJ3)                    Back

11 But we desire each of you to show the same diligence, to the full assurance of the hope to the end;

12 that you not become dull, but imitators of the ones who through faith and long-suffering are inheriting the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:11–12  (NASB95)                    Back

11And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:11-12  (WEB)                    Back

11 We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end,

12 that you won’t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherited the promises.

 

 

2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10–11  (ESV)                    Back

3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

10Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

 

2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10-11  (KJ3)                    Back

3 As His divine power having given as a gift to us all things pertaining to life and godliness through the full knowledge of the One calling us through glory and virtue,

5¶ But also in this very thing having brought in all diligence, fully supply in your faith virtue, and with virtue knowledge,

10 Therefore, brothers, rather be diligent to make sure of your calling and election; for doing these things, you will not stumble into sin, not ever!

11 For so will be richly furnished to you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10–11  (NASB95)                    Back

3seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

5Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

10Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; 11for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

 

 

2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10-11  (WEB)                    Back

3 seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;

5 Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;

10 Therefore, brothers,* be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.

11 For thus you will be richly supplied with the entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

Isaiah 64:7  (ESV)                    Back

7There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.

 

 

Isaiah 64:7  (KJ3)                    Back

7 And there is not one who calls on Your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us, and have melted us away into the hand of our iniquities.

 

 

Isaiah 64:7  (NASB95)                    Back

7There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.

 

 

Isaiah 64:7  (WEB)                    Back

7 There is no one who calls on your name,

 

 

2 Timothy 1:6  (ESV)                    Back

6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

 

 

2 Timothy 1:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6¶ For which cause I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 

 

2 Timothy 1:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 

 

2 Timothy 1:6  (WEB)                    Back

6           For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 

 

Acts 26:6–7  (ESV)                    Back

6And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, 7to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!

 

 

Acts 26:6-7  (KJ3)                    Back

6 And now for the hope of the promise having been made by God to the fathers, I stand being judged;

7 to which our twelve tribes hope to arrive, worshiping in earnestness night and day, concerning which hope I am accused by the Jews, King Agrippa.

 

 

Acts 26:6–7  (NASB95)                    Back

6“And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers; 7the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by Jews.

 

 

Acts 26:6-7  (WEB)                    Back

6 Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,

7 which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving night and day, hope to attain. Concerning this hope I am accused by the Jews, King Agrippa!

 

 

Jude 20–21  (ESV)                    Back

20But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

 

 

Jude 20-21  (KJ3)                    Back

20 But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up by your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, eagerly awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to everlasting life.

 

 

Jude 20–21  (NASB95)                    Back

20But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

 

 

Jude 20-21  (WEB)                    Back

20 But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

21 Keep yourselves in God’s love, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

 

 

Ch. 16:4

 

Luke 17:10  (ESV)                    Back

10So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ”

 

 

Luke 17:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 So also you,when you have done all things commanded you, say, We are unprofitable slaves, what we ought to do we have done.

 

 

Luke 17:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10“So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’ ”

 

 

Luke 17:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.’ ”

 

 

Nehemiah 13:22  (ESV)                    Back

22Then I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love.

 

 

Nehemiah 13:22  (KJ3)                    Back

22 And I said to the Levites that they should be cleansing themselves, and they should come guarding the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. O my God, remember me for this also and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy.

 

 

Nehemiah 13:22  (NASB95)                    Back

22And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day. For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.

 

 

Nehemiah 13:22  (WEB)                    Back

22 I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

 

 

Job 9:2–3  (ESV)                    Back

2“Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God? 3If one wished to contend with him, one could not answer him once in a thousand times.

 

 

Job 9:2-3  (KJ3)                    Back

2 Truly I know it is so; but how can man be just with God?

3 If he would delight to argue with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand.

 

 

Job 9:2–3  (NASB95)                    Back

2“In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God? 3“If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

 

 

Job 9:2-3  (WEB)                    Back

2“Truly I know that it is so,

3 If he is pleased to contend with him,

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (ESV)                    Back

17For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another; that not whatever you may will, but these things you do.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

 

 

Ch. 16:5

 

Romans 3:20  (ESV)                    Back

20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

 

 

Romans 3:20  (KJ3)                    Back

20 Because by works of law not will be justified all flesh before Him, for through law is full knowledge of sin.

 

 

Romans 3:20  (NASB95)                    Back

20because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

 

 

Romans 3:20  (WEB)                    Back

20 Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

 

 

Romans 4:2, 4, 6  (ESV)                    Back

2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

4Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

6just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

 

 

Romans 4:2, 4, 6  (KJ3)                    Back

2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has a boast, but not with God.

4 But to one working, the reward is not imputed according to grace, but according to debt.

6 Even as also David says of the blessing of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

 

 

Romans 4:2, 4, 6  (NASB95)                    Back

2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

4Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.

6just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

 

 

Romans 4:2, 4, 6  (WEB)                    Back

2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.

4 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed.

6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

 

 

Ephesians 2:8–9  (ESV)                    Back

8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 

 

Ephesians 2:8-9  (KJ3)                    Back

8 for by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;

9 not of works, that not anyone should boast;

 

 

Ephesians 2:8–9  (NASB95)                    Back

8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 

 

Ephesians 2:8-9  (WEB)                    Back

8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

9 not of works, that no one would boast.

 

 

Titus 3:5–7  (ESV)                    Back

5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

 

Titus 3:5-7  (KJ3)                    Back

5 not out of works in righteousness which we had done, but according to His mercy, He saved us through the bathing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

6 whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ, our Savior;

7 that being justified by the grace of that One, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

 

Titus 3:5–7  (NASB95)                    Back

5He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

 

Titus 3:5-7  (WEB)                    Back

5 not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

6 whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior;

7 that being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

 

Romans 8:18  (ESV)                    Back

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

 

 

Romans 8:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18 For I consider that the sufferings of the time now are not worthy to be compared to the coming glory to be revealed in us.

 

 

Romans 8:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

 

 

Romans 8:18  (WEB)                    Back

18         For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.

 

 

Psalm 16:2  (ESV)                    Back

2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

 

 

Psalm 16:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 Oh my soul you have said to Jehovah, You are my Lord; My goodness is not apart from You.

 

 

Psalm 16:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”

 

 

Psalm 16:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 My soul, you have said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord.

 

 

Job 22:2–3  (ESV)                    Back

2“Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. 3Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right, or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

 

 

Job 22:2-3  (KJ3)                    Back

2 Can a man be of use to God, as one acting wisely is being of use to himself?

3 Is it pleasure to the Almighty that you are a righteous one? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?

 

 

Job 22:2–3  (NASB95)                    Back

2“Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself? 3“Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect?

 

 

Job 22:2-3  (WEB)                    Back

2“Can a man be profitable to God?

3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous?

 

 

Job 35:7–8  (ESV)                    Back

7If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand? 8Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.

 

 

Job 35:7-8  (KJ3)                    Back

7 If you are a righteous one, what do you give to Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?

8 Your wickedness is for a man like yourself; and your righteousness may profit a son of man.

 

 

Job 35:7–8  (NASB95)                    Back

7“If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand? 8“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.

 

 

Job 35:7-8  (WEB)                    Back

7 If you are righteous, what do you give him?

8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are,

 

 

Luke 17:10  (ESV)                    Back

10So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ”

 

 

Luke 17:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 So also you,when you have done all things commanded you, say, We are unprofitable slaves, what we ought to do we have done.

 

 

Luke 17:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10“So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’ ”

 

 

Luke 17:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.’ ”

 

 

Galatians 5:22–23  (ESV)                    Back

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

 

 

Galatians 5:22-23  (KJ3)                    Back

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

23 meekness, self-control. Against such things there is not a law.

 

 

Galatians 5:22–23  (NASB95)                    Back

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

 

 

Galatians 5:22-23  (WEB)                    Back

22         But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,*

23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

 

 

Isaiah 64:6  (ESV)                    Back

6We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

 

 

Isaiah 64:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6¶ But we are all as the unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf, and like the wind our iniquities lift us up.

 

 

Isaiah 64:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

 

 

Isaiah 64:6  (WEB)                    Back

6 For we have all become like one who is unclean,

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (ESV)                    Back

17For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another; that not whatever you may will, but these things you do.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

 

 

Galatians 5:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

 

 

Romans 7:15, 18  (ESV)                    Back

15For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

 

 

Romans 7:15, 18  (KJ3)                    Back

15 For what I fully work I do not know. For what I do not will, this I do. But what I hate, this I do.

18 For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no good. For to will is present to me, but to fully work the good I do not find.

 

 

Romans 7:15, 18  (NASB95)                    Back

15For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.

18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

 

 

Romans 7:15, 18  (WEB)                    Back

15 For I don’t know what I am doing. For I don’t practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don’t find it doing that which is good.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (ESV)                    Back

2Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 and do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for not anyone living is just in Your sight.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 Don’t enter into judgment with your servant,

 

 

Psalm 130:3  (ESV)                    Back

3If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

 

 

Psalm 130:3  (KJ3)                    Back

3 If You will keep iniquities, O Jehovah, O Lord, who shall stand?

 

 

Psalm 130:3  (NASB95)                    Back

3If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

 

 

Psalm 130:3  (WEB)                    Back

3 If you, Yah, kept a record of sins,

 

 

Ch. 16:6

 

Ephesians 1:6  (ESV)                    Back

6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

 

 

Ephesians 1:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6 to the praise of the glory of His grace in which He has favored us in the One being loved,

 

 

Ephesians 1:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

 

 

Ephesians 1:6  (WEB)                    Back

6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely gave us favor in the Beloved,

 

 

1 Peter 2:5  (ESV)                    Back

5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

 

1 Peter 2:5  (KJ3)                    Back

5 you also as living stones are being built a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

 

1 Peter 2:5  (NASB95)                    Back

5you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

 

1 Peter 2:5  (WEB)                    Back

5 You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

 

Exodus 28:38  (ESV)                    Back

38It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear any guilt from the holy things that the people of Israel consecrate as their holy gifts. It shall regularly be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.

 

 

Exodus 28:38  (KJ3)                    Back

38 And it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things which will sanctify the sons of Israel to all their holy gifts. And it shall be on his forehead continually, for acceptance for them before the face of Jehovah.

 

 

Exodus 28:38  (NASB95)                    Back

38“It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall take away the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.

 

 

Exodus 28:38  (WEB)                    Back

38 It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall make holy in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Yahweh.

 

 

Genesis 4:4  (ESV)                    Back

4and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,

 

 

Genesis 4:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4 And Abel brought, he also, from the firstlings of his flocks, even from their fat. And Jehovah looked to Abel and to his offering.

 

 

Genesis 4:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering;

 

 

Genesis 4:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,

 

 

Hebrews 11:4  (ESV)                    Back

4By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4¶ By faith Abel offered a greater sacrifice to God than Cain, by which he obtained witness to be righteous, God testifying over his gifts; and through it, having died, he yet speaks.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.

 

 

Job 9:20  (ESV)                    Back

20Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.

 

 

Job 9:20  (KJ3)                    Back

20 If I am being righteous my mouth will condemn me; though I am the perfect one, He shall declare me perverse;

 

 

Job 9:20  (NASB95)                    Back

20“Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.

 

 

Job 9:20  (WEB)                    Back

20 Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (ESV)                    Back

2Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 and do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for not anyone living is just in Your sight.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

 

 

Psalm 143:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 Don’t enter into judgment with your servant,

 

 

Hebrews 13:20–21  (ESV)                    Back

20Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:20-21  (KJ3)                    Back

20 Now the God of Peace, the One leading up out of the dead, the great Shepherd of the sheep, in the blood of the everlasting covenant, our Lord Jesus,

21 perfect you in every good work, in order to do His will, doing in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:20–21  (NASB95)                    Back

20Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Hebrews 13:20-21  (WEB)                    Back

20         Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus,

21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

2 Corinthians 8:12  (ESV)                    Back

12For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

 

 

2 Corinthians 8:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.

 

 

2 Corinthians 8:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

 

 

2 Corinthians 8:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don’t have.

 

 

Hebrews 6:10  (ESV)                    Back

10For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

 

 

Hebrews 6:10  (KJ3)                    Back

10 For God is not unjust, to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed to His name, serving to the saints, and now are serving.

 

 

Hebrews 6:10  (NASB95)                    Back

10For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

 

 

Hebrews 6:10  (WEB)                    Back

10 For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.

 

 

Matthew 25:21, 23  (ESV)                    Back

21His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

23His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

 

 

Matthew 25:21, 23  (KJ3)                    Back

21 And his lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many. Enter into the joy of your lord.

23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many. Enter into the joy of your lord.

 

 

Matthew 25:21, 23  (NASB95)                    Back

21“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

23“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

 

 

Matthew 25:21, 23  (WEB)                    Back

21         “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

23         “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

 

 

Ch. 16:7

 

2 Kings 10:30–31  (ESV)                    Back

30And the Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in my eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in my heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.” 31But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel to sin.

 

 

2 Kings 10:30-31  (KJ3)                    Back

30 And Jehovah said to Jehu, Because you have done well, to do the right in my eyes, and you have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, the sons of the fourth generation shall sit for you on the throne of Israel.

31 And Jehu did not take heed to walk in the Law of Jehovah, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam, who caused Israel to sin.

 

 

2 Kings 10:30–31  (NASB95)                    Back

30The Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in executing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.” 31But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israel sin.

 

 

2 Kings 10:30-31  (WEB)                    Back

30 Yahweh said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in executing that which is right in my eyes, and have done to Ahab’s house according to all that was in my heart, your descendants shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”

31         But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of Yahweh, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He didn’t depart from the sins of Jeroboam, with which he made Israel to sin.

 

 

1 Kings 21:27, 29  (ESV)                    Back

27And when Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went about dejectedly.

29“Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the disaster in his days; but in his son’s days I will bring the disaster upon his house.”

 

 

1 Kings 21:27, 29  (KJ3)                    Back

27 And it happened, when Ahab heard these words, he tore his garments, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

29 Have you seen that Ahab has been humbled before Me? Because he was humbled before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days. I will bring the evil on his house in the days of his son.

 

 

1 Kings 21:27, 29  (NASB95)                    Back

27It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.

29“Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son’s days.”

 

 

1 Kings 21:27, 29  (WEB)                    Back

27 When Ahab heard those words, he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

29“See how Ahab humbles himself before me? Because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but I will bring the evil on his house in his son’s day.”

 

 

Philippians 1:15–16, 18  (ESV)                    Back

15Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

18What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

 

 

Philippians 1:15-16, 18  (KJ3)                    Back

15 Some, indeed, even proclaim Christ because of envy and strife, but some also because of good will.

16 These, indeed, proclaim Christ out of self-seeking, not sincerely, thinking to bring affliction to my bonds.

18 What then? Yet in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and I rejoice in this; yet also I will rejoice.

 

 

Philippians 1:15–16, 18  (NASB95)                    Back

15Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

18What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

 

 

Philippians 1:15-16, 18  (WEB)                    Back

15 Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.

16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;

18         What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.

 

 

Genesis 4:3–5  (ESV)                    Back

3In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 5but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

 

 

Genesis 4:3-5  (KJ3)                    Back

3¶ And in the end of days, it happened that Cain brought an offering to Jehovah from the fruit of the ground.

4 And Abel brought, he also, from the firstlings of his flocks, even from their fat. And Jehovah looked to Abel and to his offering.

5 And He did not look to Cain and to his offering. And Cain burned greatly, and his face fell.

 

 

Genesis 4:3–5  (NASB95)                    Back

3So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground. 4Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering; 5but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

 

 

Genesis 4:3-5  (WEB)                    Back

3 As time passed, Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground.

4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,

5 but he didn’t respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4, 6  (ESV)                    Back

4By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

6And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4, 6  (KJ3)                    Back

4¶ By faith Abel offered a greater sacrifice to God than Cain, by which he obtained witness to be righteous, God testifying over his gifts; and through it, having died, he yet speaks.

6 But without faith it is impossible to be pleasing to God. For it is necessary for the one drawing near to God to believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him out.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4, 6  (NASB95)                    Back

4By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

6And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

 

 

Hebrews 11:4, 6  (WEB)                    Back

4 By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.

6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13:3  (ESV)                    Back

3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13:3  (KJ3)                    Back

3 And if I give out all my possesssions, and if I give over my body that I be burned, but I do not have love, I am profited nothing.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13:3  (NASB95)                    Back

3And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13:3  (WEB)                    Back

3 If I give away all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.

 

 

Isaiah 1:12  (ESV)                    Back

12“When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts?

 

 

Isaiah 1:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 When you come to see My face, who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts?

 

 

Isaiah 1:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12“When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?

 

 

Isaiah 1:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 When you come to appear before me,

 

 

Matthew 6:2, 5, 16  (ESV)                    Back

2“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

5“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

16“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

 

 

Matthew 6:2, 5, 16  (KJ3)                    Back

2 Therefore, when you do merciful deeds, do not trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward.

5¶ And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the open streets so that they may appear to be seen of men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward.

16¶ And when you fast, do not be as the hypocrites, with sullen face, for they disfigure their faces so that they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you that they have their reward.

 

 

Matthew 6:2, 5, 16  (NASB95)                    Back

2“So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

5“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

16“Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

 

 

Matthew 6:2, 5, 16  (WEB)                    Back

2 Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

5           “When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.

16         “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

 

 

Haggai 2:14  (ESV)                    Back

14Then Haggai answered and said, “So is it with this people, and with this nation before me, declares the Lord, and so with every work of their hands. And what they offer there is unclean.

 

 

Haggai 2:14  (KJ3)                    Back

14 And Haggai answered and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before Me, a statement of Jehovah. And so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

 

 

Haggai 2:14  (NASB95)                    Back

14Then Haggai said, “ ‘So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.

 

 

Haggai 2:14  (WEB)                    Back

14         Then Haggai answered, “ ‘So is this people, and so is this nation before me,’ says Yahweh; ‘and so is every work of their hands. That which they offer there is unclean.

 

 

Titus 1:15  (ESV)                    Back

15To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

 

 

Titus 1:15  (KJ3)                    Back

15 Truly, all things are pure to the pure, but to the ones being defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience has been defiled.

 

 

Titus 1:15  (NASB95)                    Back

15To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

 

 

Titus 1:15  (WEB)                    Back

15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.

 

 

Amos 5:21–22  (ESV)                    Back

21“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them.

 

 

Amos 5:21-22  (KJ3)                    Back

21¶ I hate, I reject your feast days; and I will not delight in your solemn assemblies.

22 For though you offer Me burnt offerings and your food offerings, I will not be pleased; and not will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals.

 

 

Amos 5:21–22  (NASB95)                    Back

21“I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies. 22“Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.

 

 

Amos 5:21-22  (WEB)                    Back

21 I hate, I despise your feasts,

22 Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal offerings,

 

 

Hosea 1:4  (ESV)                    Back

4And the Lord said to him, “Call his name Jezreel, for in just a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

 

 

Hosea 1:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4 And Jehovah said to him, Call his name God Will Sow, for yet in a little while I will call to account the blood of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease.

 

 

Hosea 1:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

 

 

Hosea 1:4  (WEB)                    Back

4           Yahweh said to him, “Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, and will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease.

 

 

Romans 9:16  (ESV)                    Back

16So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.

 

 

Romans 9:16  (KJ3)                    Back

16 So, then, it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of the One having mercy, of God.

 

 

Romans 9:16  (NASB95)                    Back

16So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.

 

 

Romans 9:16  (WEB)                    Back

16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

 

 

Titus 3:5  (ESV)                    Back

5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

 

 

Titus 3:5  (KJ3)                    Back

5 not out of works in righteousness which we had done, but according to His mercy, He saved us through the bathing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

 

 

Titus 3:5  (NASB95)                    Back

5He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

 

 

Titus 3:5  (WEB)                    Back

5 not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

 

 

Psalm 14:4  (ESV)                    Back

4Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord?

 

 

Psalm 14:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4¶ Have all doers of iniquity not known, eating My people as they eat bread? They have not called on Jehovah.

 

 

Psalm 14:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?

 

 

Psalm 14:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,

 

 

Psalm 36:3  (ESV)                    Back

3The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.

 

 

Psalm 36:3  (KJ3)                    Back

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he ceases to act wisely, to do good.

 

 

Psalm 36:3  (NASB95)                    Back

3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

 

 

Psalm 36:3  (WEB)                    Back

3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit.

 

 

Job 21:14–15  (ESV)                    Back

14They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways. 15What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’

 

 

Job 21:14-15  (KJ3)                    Back

14 And they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what do we profit if we entreat Him?

 

 

Job 21:14–15  (NASB95)                    Back

14“They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways. 15‘Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?’

 

 

Job 21:14-15  (WEB)                    Back

14 They tell God, ‘Depart from us,

15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?

 

 

Matthew 25:41–43, 45  (ESV)                    Back

41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

45Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

 

 

Matthew 25:41-43, 45  (KJ3)                    Back

41 Then He will also say to those at the left, Go away from Me, the ones cursed, into the everlasting fire having been prepared for the devil and his angels.

42 For I hungered, and you did not give Me a thing to eat. I thirsted and you did not give Me a thing to drink;

43 I was a stranger , and you did not gather Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not come to see Me.

45 Then He will answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, In as much as you did not do it to one of these, the least, neither did you do it to Me.

 

 

Matthew 25:41–43, 45  (NASB95)                    Back

41“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’

45“Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

 

 

Matthew 25:41-43, 45  (WEB)                    Back

41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;

42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;

43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

45         “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’

 

 

Matthew 23:23  (ESV)                    Back

23“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

 

 

Matthew 23:23  (KJ3)                    Back

23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and you have left aside the weightier matters of the Law: judgment, and mercy, and faith. It was right to do these, and not to have left those aside.

 

 

Matthew 23:23  (NASB95)                    Back

23“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

 

 

Matthew 23:23  (WEB)                    Back

23         “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.

 

 



[1] A cursory reading might suggest that specific and exact biblical warrant must be found for all human actions. However, only a very small portion of Scripture consists of specific do’s and don’ts. Rather, Scripture typically teaches by narrative, principle, or example, e.g., the Golden Rule or Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is in this light that WCF 16:1 must be understood.

[2] RPCNA Constitution omits verse 6.

[3] supererogate: to (supposedly) do greater, more, or better works than God requires. This concept is a blasphemous smear on God’s perfect and unchangeable holiness.

[4] disproportion: disparity, mismatch, e.g., as between a gnat and an elephant

[5] unprofitable: not useless, but more must be input than comes out, c.f., an unprofitable business

* teraphim were household idols that may have been associated with inheritance rights to the household property.

* The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”

* The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”

* or, faithfulness

cumin is an aromatic seed from Cuminum cyminum, resembling caraway in flavor and appearance. It is used as a spice.