Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth.
For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,
Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection--not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
For the law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath which came after the law appoints a Son forever who has been perfected.
which is a symbol of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect;
But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,
For the law, having a shadow of the good to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near.
For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,
You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you.
and said, "Remember now, the LORD, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight." Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.
But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.
You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has executed, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?
For truly my words are not false. One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
Do you know the workings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?
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:
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.
All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, [saying], Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
Whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to accomplish a vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted; no blemish shall be therein.
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
and said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them, "Yes. Did you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?'"
Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, think this way. If in anything you think otherwise, God will also reveal that to you.
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.
With the merciful you will show yourself merciful. With the perfect man, you will show yourself perfect.
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of the LORD is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
the LORD's law is perfect, restoring the soul. the LORD's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
the LORD knows the days of the perfect. Their inheritance shall be forever.
Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.
My eyes will be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. He who walks in a perfect way, he will serve me.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless. MEM
I hate them with perfect hatred. They have become my enemies.
Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God.
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.
My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.