Scriptures, The

  • Given by inspiration of God.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

  • Given by inspiration of the Holy Ghost.

    Acts 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

    Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

    2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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  • Christ sanctioned, by appealing to them.

    Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    Mark 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

    John 7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

  • Christ taught out of.

    Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

  • ARE CALLED THE
    • See SCRIPTURE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Word.

      James 1:21-23 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

      1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

    • Word of God.

      Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

      Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    • Word of Christ.

      Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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    • Word of truth.

      James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

    • Holy Scriptures.

      Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

      2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    • Scripture of truth.

      Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

    • See Scripture in McClintock and Strong.

    • Book.

      Psalms 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

      Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

    • Book of the Lord.

      Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

    • Book of the law.

      Nehemiah 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

      Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

    • Law of the Lord.

      Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

      Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

    • Sword of the Spirit.

      Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    • Oracles of God.

      Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

      1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

  • Contain the promises of the gospel.

    Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

  • Reveal the laws, statutes, and judgments of God.

    Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

    Deuteronomy 4:14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

  • Record divine prophecies.

    2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

  • Testify of Christ.

    John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

    Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

    Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

  • Are full and sufficient.

    Luke 16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

  • Are an unerring guide.

    Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

    2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

  • Are able to make wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

    2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

  • Are profitable both for doctrine and practice.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Pure.

      Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

      Psalms 119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

      Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

    • True.

      Psalms 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

      John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

    • Perfect.

      Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

    • Precious.

      Psalms 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

    • Quick and powerful.

      Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

  • Written for our instruction.

    Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

  • Intended for the use of all men.

    Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

  • Nothing to be taken from, or added to.

    Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

    Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

  • One portion of, to be compared with another.

    1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

  • DESIGNED FOR
    • Regenerating.

      James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

      1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

    • Quickening.

      Psalms 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

      Psalms 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

    • Illuminating.

      Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

    • Converting the soul.

      Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

    • Making wise the simple.

      Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

    • Sanctifying.

      John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

      Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

    • Producing faith.

      John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    • Producing hope.

      Psalms 119:49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

      Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

    • Producing obedience.

      Deuteronomy 17:19-20 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: 20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

    • Cleansing the heart.

      John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

      Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

    • Cleansing the ways.

      Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

    • Keeping from destructive paths.

      Psalms 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

    • Supporting life.

      Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

      Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    • Promoting growth in grace.

      1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

    • Building up in the faith.

      Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

    • Admonishing.

      Psalms 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

      1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

    • Comforting.

      Psalms 119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

      Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

    • Rejoicing the heart.

      Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

      Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

  • Work effectually in them that believe.

    1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

  • The letter of, without the spirit, killeth.

    John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

  • Ignorance of, a source of error.

    Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

  • Christ enables us to understand.

    Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

  • The Holy Ghost enables us to understand.

    John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    1 Corinthians 2:10-14 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. ...

  • No prophecy of, is of any private interpretation.

    2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

  • Everything should be tried by.

    Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

    Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

  • SHOULD BE
    • The standard of teaching.

      1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

    • Believed.

      John 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

    • Appealed to.

      1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

      1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    • Read.

      Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

      Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

    • Read publicly to ALL.

      Deuteronomy 31:11-13 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: 13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

      Nehemiah 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

      Jeremiah 36:6 Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

      Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

    • Known.

      2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    • Received, not as the word of men, but as the word of God.

      1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

    • Received with meekness.

      James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    • Searched.

      John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

      John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

    • Searched daily.

      Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    • Laid up in the heart.

      Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

      Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

    • Taught to children.

      Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

      Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

      2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    • Taught to ALL.

      2 Chronicles 17:7-9 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah. 8 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests. 9 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.

      Nehemiah 8:7-8 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. 8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

    • Talked of continually.

      Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

    • Not handled deceitfully.

      2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

    • Not only heard, but obeyed.

      Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

      Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

      James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

    • Used against our spiritual enemies.

      Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

      Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

      Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

  • All should desire to hear.

    Nehemiah 8:1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

  • Mere hearers of, deceive themselves.

    James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

  • Advantage of possessing.

    Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

  • SAINTS
    • Love exceedingly.

      Psalms 119:97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

      Psalms 119:113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

      Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

      Psalms 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

    • Delight in.

      Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    • Regard, as sweet.

      Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

    • Esteem, above all things.

      Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

    • Long after.

      Psalms 119:82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

    • Stand in awe of.

      Psalms 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

      Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

    • Keep, in remembrance.

      Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

    • Grieve when men disobey.

      Psalms 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

    • Hide, in their hearts.

      Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

    • Hope in.

      Psalms 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

      Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

      Psalms 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

    • Meditate in.

      Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

      Psalms 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

      Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

    • Rejoice in.

      Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

      Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

    • Trust in.

      Psalms 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

    • Obey.

      Psalms 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

      Luke 8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

      John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

    • Speak of.

      Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

    • Esteem, as a light.

      Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

    • Pray to be taught.

      Psalms 119:12-13 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

      Psalms 119:33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

      Psalms 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

    • Pray to be conformed to.

      Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

    • Plead the promises of, in prayer.

      Psalms 119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

      Psalms 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

      Psalms 119:41 VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

      Psalms 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

      Psalms 119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

  • They who search, are truly noble.

    Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

  • Blessedness of hearing and obeying.

    Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

    James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

  • Let them dwell richly in you.

    Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

  • THE WICKED
    • Corrupt.

      2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

    • Make, of none effect through their traditions.

      Mark 7:9-13 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; ...

    • Reject.

      Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

    • Stumble at.

      1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

    • Obey not.

      Psalms 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

    • Frequently wrest, to their own destruction.

      2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

  • Denunciations against those who add to, or take from.

    Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

  • Destruction of, punished.

    Jeremiah 36:29-31 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? 30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. 31 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.

 
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