"'I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one will make you afraid; and I will remove evil animals out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land will be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
"'As for those of you who are left, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies: and the sound of a driven leaf will put them to flight; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword; and they will fall when no one pursues.
They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues: and you will have no power to stand before your enemies.
even as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,
Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.
"Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;
Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.
Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"
All testified about him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"
and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.
Amazement came on all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!"
Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
Simon answered him, "Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net."
Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.
Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.
Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.
That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.
But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."
For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.
"Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men."
She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."
Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
They couldn't find what they might do, for all the people hung on to every word that he said.
They weren't able to trap him in his words before the people. They marveled at his answer, and were silent.
They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.
Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
They said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." He said to them, "That is enough."
When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"
Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
The Lord turned, and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the Lord's word, how he said to him, "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times."
He questioned him with many words, but he gave no answers.
They remembered his words,
These words seemed to them to be nonsense, and they didn't believe them.
He said to them, "What things?" They said to him, "The things concerning Jesus, the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;
An oracle: the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, 'How have we wearied him?' In that you say, 'Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them;' or 'Where is the God of justice?'
"Your words have been stout against me," says the LORD. "Yet you say, 'What have we spoken against you?'
Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.
The farmer sows the word.
The ones by the road are the ones where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them.
These in the same way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.
Others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,
and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Those which were sown on the good ground are those who hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times."
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this."
For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answered again, "Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!
They sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to him, that they might trap him with words.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.
Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came--and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Jesus answered them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me?
The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." When he thought about that, he wept.
They went out, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.
He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him."
But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
"Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.
Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
The centurion answered, "Lord, I'm not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick;
Whoever doesn't receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet.
"Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.
What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;
yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and brings forth, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty."
But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries after us."
But if he doesn't listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
It happened when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.
No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forth.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
It happened, when Jesus had finished all these words, that he said to his disciples,
He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.
While he was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priest and elders of the people.
Behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.
In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me.
Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." He went out and wept bitterly.
He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.
The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
Shall it be said, O house of Jacob: "Is the Spirit of the LORD angry? Are these his doings? Don't my words do good to him who walks blamelessly?"
Many nations will go and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Zion will go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem;
and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.
They will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in its gates. He will deliver us from the Assyrian, when he invades our land, and when he marches within our border.
You shall eat, but not be satisfied. Your humiliation will be in your midst. You will store up, but not save; and that which you save I will give up to the sword.
Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth!
"Behold, I am against you," says the LORD of Armies, "and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions; and I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers will no longer be heard."
the horseman mounting, and the flashing sword, the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies. They stumble on their bodies,
There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
"Remember, I beg you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, 'If you trespass, I will scatter you abroad among the peoples;
I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me, as also of the king's words that he had spoken to me. They said, "Let's rise up and build." So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Therefore set I in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set [there] the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
and the builders, everyone wore his sword at his side, and so built. He who sounded the trumpet was by me.
I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.
I said to them, "We, after our ability, have redeemed our brothers the Jews that were sold to the nations; and would you even sell your brothers, and should they be sold to us?" Then they held their peace, and found never a word.
in which was written, "It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says it, that you and the Jews intend to rebel. Because of that, you are building the wall. You would be their king, according to these words.
You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, 'There is a king in Judah!' Now it will be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together."
Also they spoke of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Don't mourn, nor weep." For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
All the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.
On the second day were gathered together the heads of fathers' [houses] of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to give attention to the words of the law.
and found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed, and have performed your words; for you are righteous.
Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.
and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
the LORD said to Moses, "Has the LORD's hand grown short? Now you will see whether my word will happen to you or not."
Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD; and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them around the Tent.
He said, "Hear now my words. If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak with him in a dream.
They went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
Why does the LORD bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: wouldn't it be better for us to return into Egypt?"
the LORD said, "I have pardoned according to your word:
Moses told these words to all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned back from following the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you."
Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'"
It happened, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split apart that was under them;
"Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you."
"Aaron shall be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.
Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
The elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak.
He said to them, "Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me." The princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.
Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do."
The donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the way.
Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you."
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.
The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Balaam said to Balak, "Behold, I have come to you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak."
the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."
the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this."
he says, who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, and having his eyes open:
'If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD, to do either good or bad of my own mind. I will say what the LORD says'?
he says, who hears the words of God, knows the knowledge of the Most High, and who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:
because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation."
When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they killed with the sword.
Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, "The tribe of the sons of Joseph speaks right.
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.
to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.
My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;
To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;
He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.
But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don't depart from the words of my mouth.
You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.
My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.
that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.
With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.
Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in the LORD is blessed.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.
If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
The eyes of the LORD watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.
Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.
A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle: the man says to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
"Every word of God is flawless. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Don't you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.
The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
Give ear to my words, the LORD. Consider my meditation.
May all my enemies be ashamed and dismayed. They shall turn back, they shall be disgraced suddenly. A meditation by David, which he sang to the LORD, concerning the words of Cush, the Benjamite.
If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow.
The words of the LORD are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
As for the works of men, by the word of your lips, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
Arise, the LORD, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword;
As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form. For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,
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.
Their voice has gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, the LORD, my rock, and my redeemer. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.
For the word of the LORD is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.
By the LORD's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
For they don't speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.
Their sword shall enter into their own heart. Their bows shall be broken.
As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
For they didn't get the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your face, because you were favorable to them.
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.
Strap your sword on your thigh, mighty one: your splendor and your majesty.
My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter understanding.
since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
Hear my prayer, God. Listen to the words of my mouth.
His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.
In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
In God, I will praise his word. In the LORD, I will praise his word.
My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"
For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride, for the curses and lies which they utter.
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.
Most of the teaching of Jesus are recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Complete Sayings of Jesus presents every word spoken by Jesus in one place and provides an index to assist in finding specific ocassions, places and/or events. It is a must read aid for serious Bible study.
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they direct us to imitate his life and character. The Imitation of Christ is guide to following the example of Jesus Christ. Let it be our most earnest study to dwell upon the life and example of Jesus.
The Apocrypha books are 14 books that were included between the old and new testaments in the original King James Version of the bible and many others. Church leaders agreed that these books were valuable for instruction in life and manners, but did not all agree that they should be considered cannon.
The Childrens Bible provides bible lessons from the Old and New testaments. There are 216 stories written in plain english. The stories are easy to read and understand but they are not just for childern. It is a pleasure to read and enjoy these important stories.
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love the stranger.
In Mark 12:30 Jesus said;
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
And the second Mark 12:31 [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
The Gospel of The Birth of Mary was attributed to St. Matthew and was received as genuine and authentic by early Christians. It is to be found in the works of Jerome, a Father of the Church in the 4th century and is translated from his collection.
The Book of Enoch is ascribed to the great-grandfather of Noah and is included in the cannon of some churches. It describes the fall of the angels (watchers), visions of heaven and hell and the birth of Noah. Quotes from the book of Enoch are found in the New Testament.
The First Book of Adam and Eve. Books 1 begins immediately after the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. We learn about the fall but also of the promise to save Adam and his decendents. The story depicts mans struggle against evil, the devil and sin.
The Second Book of Adam and Eve. Discusses Adam's sorrow and death. The history of the patriarchs who lived before the Flood until the birth of Noah; the children of Seth on Mount Hermon and Cain's death. It ends with the testament and translation of Enoch.
The Infancy of Jesus Christ (Infancy Gospel of Thomas) relates the life of Jesus from the ages of five to twelve. It is believed that the document was transcribed from oral traditions some time prior to the second century. The ancient writing is possibly Gnostic and many early church leaders considered it heretical.
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