Bible Quotes

Yet the New Testament treats of man and man's so-called spiritual affairs too exclusively, and is too constantly moral and personal, to alone ...

By Henry David Thoreau
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with wh...

By Thomas Paine
We have used the Bible as if it was a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are bei...

By Charles Kingsley
Well, Fitz, I looked all through that bible, it was in very fine print and stumbling on that great book Ecclesiastics, read it aloud to all wh...

By Ernest Hemingway
Though the country seemed so new, and no house was observed by us, shut in between the banks that sunny day, we did not have to travel far to ...

By Henry David Thoreau
This good had full as bad a Consequence: The Book thus put in every vulgar hand,...

By John Dryden
There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read...

By Helen Keller
There's a great text in Galatians, Once you trip on it, entails Twenty-nine distinct damnations, One sure, if another fails:

By Robert Browning
There has been and always will be plenty of arguments about the usefulness and harm of the spreading of the Bible. In my view the Bible will c...

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
There have been no sects in the christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from ...

By Laurence Sterne
The religion of the Bible is the best in the world. I see the infinite value of religion. Let it be always encouraged. A world of superstition...

By Rutherford Birchard Hayes
The Scripture was written to shew unto men the kingdom of God; and to prepare their minds to become his obedient subjects; leaving the world, ...

By Thomas Hobbes
The one book necessary to be understood by a divine, is the Bible; any others are to be read, chiefly, in order to understand that.

By Francis Lockier
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

By Francis Bacon
The English Bible—a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty...

By Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum.

By Franz Kafka
The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.

By Anonymous
The book has never been written which is to be accepted without any allowance.

By Henry David Thoreau
The Cave of Jeremiah is in this part. In its lamentable recesses he composed his lamentable Lamentations.

By Herman Melville
So that if you would form a just judgment of what is of infinite importance to you not to be misled in,—namely, in what degree of real merit...

By Laurence Sterne
Protestant parents still keep a Bible handy in the house, so that the children can study it, and one of the first things the little boys and g...

By Mark Twain
Of course the New Testament is very small....

By Anne Sexton
O Bible chopped and crucified in hymns we hear but do not read,

By Robert Lowell
Oh Mary, Gentle Mother,...

By Anne Sexton
My ground is the Bible. Yea, I am a Bible-bigot. I follow it in all things, both great and small.

By John Wesley
Jonah made his living inside the belly. Mine comes from the exact same place.

By Anne Sexton
Judas had a mother His mother had a dream. Because of this dream he was altogether managed by fate and thus he raped her.

By Anne Sexton
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Immorality, perversion, infidelity, cannibalism, etc., are unassailable by church and civic league if you dress them up in the togas and talli...

By Ben Hecht
I should think that an ordinary copy of the King James version would have been good enough for those Congressmen.

By Calvin Coolidge
I will wait and watch till the day of David at last shall be finished, and wisdom no more fox-faced, and the blood gets back its flame.

By D.H. Lawrence
I have a lot of respect for that dame [Delilah]. There's one lady barber that made good.

By Alexander Hall
Have been reading 'Genesis' several Sundays, not as a Christian reads for 'spiritual consolation,' 'instruction,' etc., not as an infidel read...

By Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Having come to it so recently and freshly, it has the greater charm, so that I cannot find any to talk with about it.

By Henry David Thoreau
Either this is not the Gospel, or we are not Christians.

By Thomas Linacre
De t'ings dat yo' li'ble To read in de Bible— It ain't necessarily so.

By Ira Gershwin
Brown: Gentlemen, I am the bearer of joyful tidings. We leave this charming paradise tomorrow. Quincannon: Paradise! It's the devil's own...

By Dudley Nichols
As for me, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are now only the subtlest imaginable essences, which would not stain the morning sky.

By Henry David Thoreau
Bible worship, though at its best it may achieve sublimity by keeping its head in the skies, may also make itself both ridiculous and dangerou...

By George Bernard Shaw
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: t...

By Anonymous
... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Longfellow. I st...

By Ruth Benedict
'Heap coals of fire on the head of your enemy' Mthis most uncharitable advice is found in a book [the Bible], of which charity is reckoned the...

By Horace Walpole
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. New Testament

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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comet in the morning. Psalms 30:5

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Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Matthew 6:34

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Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus

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For jealousy arouses a husband

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Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. Matthew

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Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them

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You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that - and shudder.

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Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me throughout the rest of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.

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When times are good, be happy, but when time are bad consider; God has made the one as well as the other.

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What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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The source of the famous Golden Rule. Many famous lines were variations on this theme.

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The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

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The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

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The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid.

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Prove all things hold fast that which is good.

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Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.

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Forsake not an old friend for the new is not comparable to him a new friend is as new wine when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

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Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

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For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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Faith without works is dead.

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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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Do to others what you would have them do to you.

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Do not envy a sinner you don't know what disaster awaits him.

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Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

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But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

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Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.

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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.

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Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

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Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble...for the Lord, your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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Ask, and it shall be given you Seek, and ye shall find Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

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Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

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As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.

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Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.

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And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

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And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

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And he said, A certain man had two sons:And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my fathers have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he answering said to his fat

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A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

By Francis Bacon
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. (AMP)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV)


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John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (NIV)

IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa. 9:6.](AMP)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (KJV)


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John 14:6: Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' (NIV)

Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. (AMP)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)


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Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (NIV)

Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (AMP)

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV)


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Romans 3:23: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NIV)

Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. (AMP)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (KJV)


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Ephesians 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – (NIV)

For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God (AMP)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (KJV)


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Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NIV)

IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. [Heb. 11:3.](AMP)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (KJV)


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Acts 1:8: 'But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.' (NIV)

But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. (AMP)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (KJV)


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2 Timothy 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (NIV)

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), (AMP)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV)


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Romans 10:9: If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (NIV)

Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (AMP)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (KJV)


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Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. (AMP)

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (KJV)


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Acts 2:38: Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.' (NIV)

And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (AMP)

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (KJV)


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John 1:12: Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – (NIV)

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name--[Isa. 56:5.](AMP)

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (KJV)


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Ephesians 2:1: As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins (NIV)

AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins (AMP)

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (KJV)


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Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. (AMP)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (KJV)


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John 1:9: The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. (NIV)

There it was--the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person. [Isa. 49:6.](AMP)

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (KJV)


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Genesis 1:26: Then God said, 'Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.' (NIV)

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. [Ps. 104:30; Heb. 1:2; 11:3.](AMP)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (KJV)


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Romans 12:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is true worship. (NIV)

I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. (AMP)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV)


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Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (NIV)

But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (AMP)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)


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Matthew 28:18: Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.' (NIV)

Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. (AMP)

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (KJV)


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John 3:3: Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.' (NIV)

Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. (AMP)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (KJV)


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Mark 16:15: He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.' (NIV)

And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. (AMP)

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (KJV)


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John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (AMP)

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (KJV)


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John 1:14: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NIV)

And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isa. 40:5.](AMP)

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (KJV)


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Acts 4:12: 'Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved.' (NIV)

And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. (AMP)

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)


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Acts 2:42: They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (NIV)

And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper] and prayers. (AMP)

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (KJV)


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John 3:1: Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. (NIV)

NOW THERE was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (a leader, an authority) among the Jews (AMP)

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: (KJV)


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Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness (NIV)

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness (AMP)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (KJV)


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Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (NIV)

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. (AMP)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (KJV)


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Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. (AMP)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (KJV)


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John 2:1: On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, (NIV)

ON THE third day there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. (AMP)

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: (KJV)


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Titus 3:5: He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit (NIV)

He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit (AMP)

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (KJV)


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Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (AMP)

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV)


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John 14:1: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.' (NIV)

DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. (AMP)

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (KJV)


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John 4:1: Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John – (NIV)

NOW WHEN the Lord knew (learned, became aware) that the Pharisees had been told that Jesus was winning and baptizing more disciples than John-- (AMP)

When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (KJV)


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Ephesians 4:11: So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers (NIV)

And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. (AMP)

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (KJV)


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Romans 5:12: Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned – (NIV)

Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned. (AMP)

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (KJV)


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Matthew 11:28: 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.' (NIV)

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.](AMP)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (KJV)


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Romans 5:1: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (NIV)

THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). (AMP)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (KJV)


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Genesis 1:27: So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (NIV)

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. [Col. 3:9, 10; James 3:8, 9.](AMP)

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (KJV)


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John 10:27: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (NIV)

The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. (AMP)

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: (KJV)


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Romans 1:16: I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (NIV)

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God's power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (AMP)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (KJV)


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1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV)

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. (AMP)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (KJV)


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Acts 2:1: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. (NIV)

AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place (AMP)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (KJV)


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2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (NIV)

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (AMP)

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (KJV)


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Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (AMP)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)


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2 Timothy 2:15: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (NIV)

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. (AMP)

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)


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Romans 8:1: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (NIV)

THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. [John 3:18.](AMP)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (KJV)


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Romans 10:13: For, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' (NIV)

For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. [Joel 2:32.](AMP)

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (KJV)


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John 8:32: 'Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.' (NIV)

And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. (AMP)

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (KJV)


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Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NIV)

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa. 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt. 28:18; Luke 2:11.](AMP)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (KJV)


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John 14:15: 'If you love me, keep my commands.' (NIV)

If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. (AMP)

If ye love me, keep my commandments. (KJV)


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Deuteronomy 6:4: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. (NIV)

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. (AMP)

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: (KJV)


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John 13:34: 'A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.' (NIV)

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. (AMP)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (KJV)


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John 4:24: 'God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.' (NIV)

God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). (AMP)

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (KJV)


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Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (NIV)

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]. (AMP)

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (KJV)


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John 14:16: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – (NIV)

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever-- (AMP)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (KJV)


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Genesis 1:2: Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (NIV)

The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. (AMP)

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (KJV)


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Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (NIV)

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. (AMP)

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. (KJV)


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James 5:16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (NIV)

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (AMP)

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (KJV)


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Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (NIV)

Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us]. [Isa. 9:6; Jer. 31:22; Mic. 5:3-5; Matt. 1:22, 23.](AMP)

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (KJV)


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John 1:7: He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. (NIV)

This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him. (AMP)

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (KJV)


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John 3:5: Jesus answered, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.' (NIV)

Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek. 36:25-27.](AMP)

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV)


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Philippians 2:5: In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: (NIV)

Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:](AMP)

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (KJV)


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John 1:29: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' (NIV)

The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world! [Exod. 12:3; Isa. 53:7.](AMP)

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (KJV)


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Romans 1:18: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness (NIV)

For God's [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative. (AMP)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (KJV)


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Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. (AMP)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (KJV)


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Hebrews 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, (NIV)

THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us (AMP)

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, (KJV)


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John 1:3: Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (NIV)

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. (AMP)

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (KJV)


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Matthew 16:18: And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of death will not overcome it. (NIV)

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros--a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra--a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it]. (AMP)

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (KJV)


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Acts 17:11: Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (NIV)

Now these [Jews] were better disposed and more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they were entirely ready and accepted and welcomed the message [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] with inclination of mind and eagerness, searching and examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. (AMP)

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. (KJV)


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Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NIV)

I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (AMP)

I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV)


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Matthew 25:31: 'When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.' (NIV)

When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. (AMP)

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (KJV)


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Matthew 5:17: 'Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.' (NIV)

Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them. (AMP)

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (KJV)


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Romans 10:17: Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (NIV)

So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself). (AMP)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (KJV)


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Matthew 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (NIV)

But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. (AMP)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (KJV)


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Luke 4:18: 'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,' (NIV)

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity](AMP)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (KJV)


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John 16:13: But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (NIV)

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. (AMP)

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. (KJV)


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Acts 20:28: Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. (NIV)

Take care and be on guard for yourselves and the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you bishops and guardians, to shepherd (tend and feed and guide) the church of the Lord or of God which He obtained for Himself [buying it and saving it for Himself] with His own blood. (AMP)

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (KJV)


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Titus 2:11: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. (NIV)

For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. (AMP)

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (KJV)


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John 8:44: You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (NIV)

You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false. (AMP)

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (KJV)


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Ephesians 6:10: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (NIV)

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. (AMP)

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (KJV)


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Romans 13:1: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. (NIV)

LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment. [Prov. 8:15.](AMP)

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (KJV)


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John 2:15: So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. (NIV)

And having made a lash (a whip) of cords, He drove them all out of the temple [enclosure]--both the sheep and the oxen--spilling and scattering the brokers' money and upsetting and tossing around their trays (their stands). (AMP)

And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; (KJV)


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Mark 16:16: Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (NIV)

He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. (AMP)

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (KJV)


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Romans 3:10: As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even one;' (NIV)

As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one. [Ps. 14:3.](AMP)

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (KJV)


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Genesis 3:15: 'And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.' (NIV)

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel. [Gal. 4:4.](AMP)

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (KJV)


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Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (NIV)

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. (AMP)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (KJV)


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John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (NIV)

But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. (AMP)

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (KJV)


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John 5:24: 'Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.' (NIV)

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life. (AMP)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (KJV)


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Matthew 7:1: 'Do not judge, or you too will be judged.' (NIV)

DO NOT judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. (AMP)

Judge not, that ye be not judged. (KJV)


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Joel 2:28: 'And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.' (NIV)

And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. (AMP)

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: (KJV)


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Genesis 1:11: Then God said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. (NIV)

And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so. (AMP)

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (KJV)


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James 1:2: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds (NIV)

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. (AMP)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; (KJV)


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Colossians 1:15: The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (NIV)

[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation. (AMP)

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (KJV)


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Matthew 22:37: Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'' (NIV)

And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). [Deut. 6:5.](AMP)

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (KJV)


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Titus 2:13: While we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (NIV)

Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One) (AMP)

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (KJV)


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Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. (NIV)

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. (AMP)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (KJV)


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Acts 1:9: After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. (NIV)

And when He had said this, even as they were looking [at Him], He was caught up, and a cloud received and carried Him away out of their sight. (AMP)

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. (KJV)


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John 4:7: When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, 'Will you give me a drink?' (NIV)

Presently, when a woman of Samaria came along to draw water, Jesus said to her, Give Me a drink-- (AMP)

There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (KJV)


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Micah 6:8: He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV)

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? [Deut. 10:12, 13.](AMP)

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (KJV)


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John 17:17: Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (NIV)

Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth. (AMP)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (KJV)


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Leviticus 18:22: 'Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.' (NIV)

You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. [I Cor. 6:9, 10.](AMP)

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (KJV)


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Acts 20:7: On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. (NIV)

And on the first day of the week, when we were assembled together to break bread [the Lord's Supper], Paul discoursed with them, intending to leave the next morning; and he kept on with his message until midnight. (AMP)

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. (KJV)


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Mark 1:8: 'I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.' (NIV)

I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (AMP)

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. (KJV)


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Acts 16:31: They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.' (NIV)

And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well. (AMP)

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (KJV)


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John 11:25: Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die;' (NIV)

Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live (AMP)

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (KJV)


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John 8:58: 'Very truly I tell you,' Jesus answered, 'before Abraham was born, I am!' (NIV)

Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM. [Exod. 3:14.](AMP)

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (KJV)


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Acts 2:4: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (NIV)

And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]. (AMP)

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (KJV)


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John 15:5: 'I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.' (NIV)

I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. (AMP)

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (KJV)


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Acts 2:41: Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. (NIV)

Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about 3,000 souls. (AMP)

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (KJV)


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Proverbs 22:6: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (NIV)

Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Eph. 6:4; II Tim. 3:15.](AMP)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (KJV)


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Genesis 3:1: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?' (NIV)

NOW THE serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden? [Rev. 12:9-11.](AMP)

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (KJV)


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James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (NIV)

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. (AMP)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (KJV)


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Hebrews 1:1: In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways (NIV)

IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets (AMP)

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (KJV)


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2 John 1:2: Because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: (NIV)

Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever: (AMP)

For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. (KJV)


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John 17:3: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (NIV)

And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. (AMP)

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (KJV)


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Luke 16:19: 'There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.' (NIV)

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day. (AMP)

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: (KJV)


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John 5:7: 'Sir,' the invalid replied, 'I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.' (NIV)

The invalid answered, Sir, I have nobody when the water is moving to put me into the pool; but while I am trying to come [into it] myself, somebody else steps down ahead of me. (AMP)

The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. (KJV)


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John 8:31: To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.' (NIV)

So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. (AMP)

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (KJV)


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Luke 1:4: So that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (NIV)

[My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed. (AMP)

That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. (KJV)


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Revelation 3:20: Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me. (NIV)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. (AMP)

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (KJV)


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1 Peter 2:3: Now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. (NIV)

Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord. [Ps. 34:8.](AMP)

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (KJV)


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John 10:30: 'I and the Father are one.' (NIV)

I and the Father are One. (AMP)

I and my Father are one. (KJV)


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1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (NIV)

But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully. [Isa. 8:12, 13.](AMP)

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (KJV)


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Matthew 7:21: 'Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven.' (NIV)

Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. (AMP)

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (KJV)


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John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (NIV)

He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation--he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's name.](AMP)

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)


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Genesis 12:1: The LORD had said to Abram, 'Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.' (NIV)

NOW [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father's house, to the land that I will show you. [Heb. 11:8-10.](AMP)

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: (KJV)


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John 3:8: 'The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.' (NIV)

The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (AMP)

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (KJV)


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John 15:1: 'I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.' (NIV)

I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. (AMP)

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. (KJV)


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Genesis 2:7: Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (NIV)

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. [I Cor. 15:45-49.](AMP)

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)


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Genesis 1:3: And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. (NIV)

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. (AMP)

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (KJV)


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John 8:12: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' (NIV)

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life. (AMP)

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (KJV)


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1 Peter 2:9: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (NIV)

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God's] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. [Exod. 19:5, 6.](AMP)

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; (KJV)


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Luke 1:26: In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee (NIV)

Now in the sixth month [after that], the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth (AMP)

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, (KJV)


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Hebrews 9:27: Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment (NIV)

And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment (AMP)

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (KJV)


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John 3:2: He came to Jesus at night and said, 'Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.' (NIV)

Who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You have come from God [as] a Teacher; for no one can do these signs (these wonderworks, these miracles--and produce the proofs) that You do unless God is with him. (AMP)

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. (KJV)


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Matthew 5:14: 'You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.' (NIV)

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (AMP)

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (KJV)


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Exodus 3:14: 'God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'' (NIV)

And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you! (AMP)

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (KJV)


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1 Corinthians 6:9: Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor practicing homosexuals (NIV)

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality (AMP)

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (KJV)


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Luke 10:25: On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. 'Teacher,' he asked, 'what must I do to inherit eternal life?' (NIV)

And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]? (AMP)

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? (KJV)


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Matthew 7:7: 'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.' (NIV)

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. (AMP)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (KJV)


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John 1:8: He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. (NIV)

He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light. (AMP)

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (KJV)


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Ephesians 1:3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (NIV)

May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! (AMP)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (KJV)


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Matthew 1:18: This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. (NIV)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place under these circumstances: When His mother Mary had been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant [through the power] of the Holy Spirit. (AMP)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (KJV)


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Romans 1:20: For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (NIV)

For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], [Ps. 19: 1-4.](AMP)

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (KJV)


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John 8:9: At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. (NIV)

They listened to Him, and then they began going out, conscience-stricken, one by one, from the oldest down to the last one of them, till Jesus was left alone, with the woman standing there before Him in the center of the court. (AMP)

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (KJV)


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John 1:5: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (NIV)

And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it]. (AMP)

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (KJV)


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1 Thessalonians 4:13: Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. (NIV)

Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave]. (AMP)

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (KJV)


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Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' (NIV)

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!][Josh. 1:5.](AMP)

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)


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1 John 4:1: Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (NIV)

BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. (AMP)

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (KJV)


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James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (NIV)

Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. (AMP)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (KJV)


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Matthew 6:19: 'Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.' (NIV)

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. (AMP)

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: (KJV)


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Isaiah 61:1: The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, (NIV)

THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, [Rom. 10:15.](AMP)

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (KJV)


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Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (AMP)

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. (KJV)


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2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (NIV)

The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people's conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. (AMP)

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (KJV)


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Acts 1:11: 'Men of Galilee,' they said, 'why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.' (NIV)

Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven. (AMP)

Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (KJV)


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James 5:14: Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. (NIV)

Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name. (AMP)

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: (KJV)


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John 3:36: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them. (NIV)

And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life. But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son will never see (experience) life, but [instead] the wrath of God abides on him. [God's displeasure remains on him; His indignation hangs over him continually.][Hab. 2:4.](AMP)

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV)


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Ephesians 6:12: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV)

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (AMP)

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (KJV)


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Matthew 6:9: 'This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,'' (NIV)

Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. (AMP)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (KJV)


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Acts 3:19: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (NIV)

So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord (AMP)

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. (KJV)


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James 2:14: What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? (NIV)

What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]? (AMP)

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? (KJV)


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Isaiah 40:31: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. [Heb. 12:1-3.](AMP)

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (KJV)


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John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (NIV)

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. (AMP)

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (KJV)


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Luke 1:35: The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.' (NIV)

Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God. [Exod. 40:34; Isa. 7:14.](AMP)

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (KJV)


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Genesis 1:28: God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.' (NIV)

And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. (AMP)

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (KJV)


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Ephesians 2:10: For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)

For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. (AMP)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (KJV)


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2 Corinthians 5:21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (NIV)

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. (AMP)

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (KJV)


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Romans 6:1: What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? (NIV)

WHAT SHALL we say [to all this]? Are we to remain in sin in order that God's grace (favor and mercy) may multiply and overflow? (AMP)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (KJV)


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Ephesians 1:13: And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit (NIV)

In Him you also who have heard the Word of Truth, the glad tidings (Gospel) of your salvation, and have believed in and adhered to and relied on Him, were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit. (AMP)

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (KJV)


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Romans 6:3: Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (NIV)

Are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? (AMP)

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (KJV)


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Matthew 18:15: 'If a brother or sister sins, go and point out the fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.' (NIV)

If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. (AMP)

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (KJV)


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1 John 4:5: They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. (NIV)

They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them. (AMP)

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. (KJV)


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Luke 2:1: In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (NIV)

IN THOSE days it occurred that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole Roman empire should be registered. (AMP)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (KJV)


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James 1:27: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (NIV)

External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world. (AMP)

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (KJV)


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John 16:33: 'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.' (NIV)

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.](AMP)

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (KJV)


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John 5:28: 'Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice' (NIV)

Do not be surprised and wonder at this, for the time is coming when all those who are in the tombs shall hear His voice (AMP)

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, (KJV)


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John 5:39: You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you possess eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, (NIV)

You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! (AMP)

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (KJV)


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Titus 2:3: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. (NIV)

Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble (AMP)

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; (KJV)


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John 4:23: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (NIV)

A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. (AMP)

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. (KJV)


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1 Timothy 2:5: For there is one God and one mediator between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human (NIV)

For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (AMP)

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (KJV)


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Matthew 4:1: Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (NIV)

THEN JESUS was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil. (AMP)

Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (KJV)


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John 1:18: No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. (NIV)

No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known]. [Prov. 8:30.](AMP)

No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (KJV)


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Ephesians 4:1: As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. (NIV)

I THEREFORE, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service (AMP)

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (KJV)


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John 5:1: Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. (NIV)

LATER ON there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (AMP)

After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (KJV)


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Ephesians 5:18: Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit (NIV)

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit. [Prov. 23:20.](AMP)

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (KJV)


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Ephesians 5:22: Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. (NIV)

Wives, be subject (be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as [a service] to the Lord. (AMP)

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (KJV)


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Revelation 21:1: Then I saw 'a new heaven and a new earth,' for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (NIV)

THEN I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea. [Isa. 65:17; 66:22.](AMP)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (KJV)


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Micah 5:2: 'But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.' (NIV)

But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, you are little to be among the clans of Judah; [yet] out of you shall One come forth for Me Who is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from ancient days (eternity). [Gen. 49:10; Matt. 2:5-12; John 7:42.](AMP)

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (KJV)


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2 Peter 3:4: They will say, 'Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.' (NIV)

And say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation. (AMP)

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (KJV)


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John 6:44: 'No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.' (NIV)

No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day. (AMP)

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. (KJV)


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John 20:19: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!' (NIV)

Then on that same first day of the week, when it was evening, though the disciples were behind closed doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace to you! (AMP)

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (KJV)


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Psalms 119:105: Nun. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. [Prov. 6:23.](AMP)

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (KJV)


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Genesis 2:18: The LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.' (NIV)

Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. (AMP)

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (KJV)


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1 John 1:7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (NIV)

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. (AMP)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (KJV)


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1 Corinthians 15:3: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, (NIV)

For I passed on to you first of all what I also had received, that Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for our sins in accordance with [what] the Scriptures [foretold], [Isa. 53:5-12.](AMP)

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (KJV)


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Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV)

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. (AMP)

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (KJV)


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Ephesians 1:7: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace (NIV)

In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor (AMP)

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (KJV)


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Ephesians 5:25: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (NIV)

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her (AMP)

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (KJV)


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Romans 8:9: You, however, are not controlled by the sinful nature but are in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. (NIV)

But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God]. [Rom. 8:14.](AMP)

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (KJV)


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John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. (NIV)

No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. (AMP)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (KJV)


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Galatians 5:16: So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (NIV)

But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). (AMP)

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (KJV)


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John 3:14: Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up (NIV)

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross], [Num. 21:9.](AMP)

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: (KJV)


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John 3:4: 'How can anyone be born when they are old?' Nicodemus asked. 'Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother's womb to be born!' (NIV)

Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb again and be born? (AMP)

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? (KJV)


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Luke 15:11: Jesus continued: 'There was a man who had two sons.' (NIV)

And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons (AMP)

And he said, A certain man had two sons: (KJV)


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Matthew 7:13: 'Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.' (NIV)

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. (AMP)

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (KJV)


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James 1:22: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (NIV)

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. (AMP)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (KJV)


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Genesis 2:24: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. (NIV)

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. [Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 6:16; Eph. 5:31-33.](AMP)

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (KJV)


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Colossians 1:16: For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (NIV)

For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him. (AMP)

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (KJV)


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Colossians 3:1: Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. (NIV)

IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.](AMP)

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (KJV)


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Acts 17:30: In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. (NIV)

Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins) (AMP)

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (KJV)


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John 16:7: But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. (NIV)

However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. (AMP)

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. (KJV)


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1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. (NIV)

For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit (AMP)

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (KJV)


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Hebrews 10:25: Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (NIV)

Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching. (AMP)

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (KJV)


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John 2:2: And Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. (NIV)

Jesus also was invited with His disciples to the wedding. (AMP)

And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. (KJV)


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Matthew 7:8: For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened. (NIV)

For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. (AMP)

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (KJV)


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Matthew 5:13: 'You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.' (NIV)

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. (AMP)

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (KJV)


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James 4:7: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (NIV)

So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. (AMP)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (KJV)


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John 10:11: 'I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.' (NIV)

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep. [Ps. 23.](AMP)

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. (KJV)


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John 4:8: (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) (NIV)

For His disciples had gone off into the town to buy food-- (AMP)

(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) (KJV)


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1 Peter 2:24: 'He himself bore our sins' in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; 'by his wounds you have been healed.' (NIV)

He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. (AMP)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV)


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John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (NIV)

Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.](AMP)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (KJV)


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John 6:37: All whom the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. (NIV)

All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me]. (AMP)

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (KJV)


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Acts 6:1: In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. (NIV)

NOW ABOUT this time, when the number of the disciples was greatly increasing, complaint was made by the Hellenists (the Greek-speaking Jews) against the [native] Hebrews because their widows were being overlooked and neglected in the daily ministration (distribution of relief). (AMP)

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. (KJV)


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Romans 8:26: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (NIV)

So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. (AMP)

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (KJV)


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John 20:1: Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. (NIV)

NOW ON the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been removed from (lifted out of the groove across the entrance of) the tomb. (AMP)

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (KJV)


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John 6:7: Philip answered him, 'It would take almost a year's wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!' (NIV)

Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennies' (forty dollars) worth of bread is not enough that everyone may receive even a little. (AMP)

Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. (KJV)


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Luke 14:1: One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. (NIV)

IT OCCURRED one Sabbath, when [Jesus] went for a meal at the house of one of the ruling Pharisees, that they were [engaged in] watching Him [closely]. (AMP)

And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. (KJV)


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Romans 8:29: For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (NIV)

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. (AMP)

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (KJV)


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John 5:19: Jesus gave them this answer: 'Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.' (NIV)

So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. (AMP)

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. (KJV)


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Jeremiah 17:9: The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (NIV)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? [Matt. 13:15-17; Mark 7:21-23; Eph. 4:20-24.](AMP)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (KJV)


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1 John 4:7: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (NIV)

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. (AMP)

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. (KJV)


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Exodus 1:5: The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. (NIV)

All the offspring of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt. (AMP)

And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. (KJV)


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1 John 2:15: Do not love the world or anything in the world. If you love the world, love for the Father is not in you. (NIV)

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. (AMP)

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (KJV)


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2 Peter 1:20: Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things. (NIV)

[Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). (AMP)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (KJV)


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Colossians 3:12: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (NIV)

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper]. (AMP)

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; (KJV)


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John 15:26: 'When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me.' (NIV)

But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me. (AMP)

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: (KJV)


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John 17:20: 'My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,' (NIV)

Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching (AMP)

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (KJV)


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1 John 3:1: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (NIV)

SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him. (AMP)

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (KJV)


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Acts 10:34: Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism' (NIV)

And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons (AMP)

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: (KJV)


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Luke 4:16: He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read (NIV)

So He came to Nazareth, [that Nazareth] where He had been brought up, and He entered the synagogue, as was His custom on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read. (AMP)

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. (KJV)


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Matthew 2:1: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem (NIV)

NOW WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking (AMP)

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (KJV)


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Titus 1:5: The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. (NIV)

For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you. (AMP)

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: (KJV)


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Acts 17:10: As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. (NIV)

Now the brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea; and when they arrived, they entered the synagogue of the Jews. (AMP)

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (KJV)


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Luke 9:23: Then he said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.' (NIV)

And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also]. (AMP)

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (KJV)


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Galatians 3:26: So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith (NIV)

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. (AMP)

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. (KJV)


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1 John 2:1: My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (NIV)

MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father--[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action]. (AMP)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (KJV)


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1 Peter 5:8: Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (NIV)

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. (AMP)

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (KJV)


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2 Corinthians 1:2: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)

Grace (favor and spiritual blessing) to you and [heart] peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). (AMP)

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)


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1 John 5:7: For there are three that testify: (NIV)

So there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One (AMP)

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (KJV)


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Hebrews 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. (NIV)

For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. (AMP)

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (KJV)


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Hebrews 1:3: The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (NIV)

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high (AMP)

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: (KJV)


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Acts 1:1: In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach (NIV)

IN THE former account [which I prepared], O Theophilus, I made [a continuous report] dealing with all the things which Jesus began to do and to teach [Luke 1:1-4.](AMP)

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, (KJV)


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Galatians 5:1: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (NIV)

IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. (AMP)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (KJV)


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John 4:10: Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.' (NIV)

Jesus answered her, If you had only known and had recognized God's gift and Who this is that is saying to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him [instead] and He would have given you living water. (AMP)

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (KJV)


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John 5:14: Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, 'See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.' (NIV)

Afterward, when Jesus found him in the temple, He said to him, See, you are well! Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you. (AMP)

Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. (KJV)


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Luke 2:3: And everyone went to their own town to register. (NIV)

And all the people were going to be registered, each to his own city or town. (AMP)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. (KJV)


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Isaiah 14:12: How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! (NIV)

How have you fallen from heaven, O light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened and laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!](AMP)

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (KJV)


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Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (NIV)

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). (AMP)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (KJV)


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Galatians 3:4: Have you experienced so much in vain – if it really was in vain? (NIV)

Have you suffered so many things and experienced so much all for nothing (to no purpose)--if it really is to no purpose and in vain? (AMP)

Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. (KJV)


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Colossians 3:16: Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (NIV)

Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. (AMP)

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. (KJV)


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John 7:37: On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, 'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.' (NIV)

Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! (AMP)

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (KJV)


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Joshua 24:15: 'But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.' (NIV)

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (AMP)

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (KJV)


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Matthew 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (NIV)

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. (AMP)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (KJV)


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Romans 8:14: For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. (NIV)

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (AMP)

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (KJV)


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2 Chronicles 1:2: Then Solomon spoke to all Israel – to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families – (NIV)

Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' houses. (AMP)

Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. (KJV)


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Luke 11:1: One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.' (NIV)

THEN HE was praying in a certain place; and when He stopped, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray, [just] as John taught his disciples. (AMP)

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. (KJV)


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Luke 10:38: As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. (NIV)

Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house. (AMP)

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. (KJV)


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Romans 8:31: What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NIV)

What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?][Ps. 118:6.](AMP)

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (KJV)


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John 13:1: It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. (NIV)

[NOW] BEFORE the Passover Feast began, Jesus knew (was fully aware) that the time had come for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. And as He had loved those who were His own in the world, He loved them to the last and to the highest degree. (AMP)

Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. (KJV)


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John 1:4: In him was life, and that life was the light of all people. (NIV)

In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. (AMP)

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (KJV)


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John 4:19: 'Sir,' the woman said, 'I can see that you are a prophet.' (NIV)

The woman said to Him, Sir, I see and understand that You are a prophet. (AMP)

The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. (KJV)


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Philippians 2:12: Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling (NIV)

Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). (AMP)

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (KJV)


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Luke 14:25: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: (NIV)

Now huge crowds were going along with [Jesus], and He turned and said to them (AMP)

And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, (KJV)


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John 14:23: Jesus replied, 'Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.' (NIV)

Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him. (AMP)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (KJV)


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John 16:8: When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: (NIV)

And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment: (AMP)

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (KJV)


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2 Peter 1:21: For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (NIV)

For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so--it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. (AMP)

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. (KJV)


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1 John 1:8: If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (NIV)

If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts]. (AMP)

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (KJV)


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Luke 18:1: Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (NIV)

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; (KJV)


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James 2:3: If you show special attention to the one wearing fine clothes and say, 'Here's a good seat for you,' but say to the one who is poor, 'You stand there' or 'Sit on the floor by my feet,' (NIV)

And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor [man], Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet! (AMP)

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: (KJV)


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Philippians 1:6: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (NIV)

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. (AMP)

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (KJV)


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Matthew 7:15: 'Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.' (NIV)

Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves. [Ezek. 22:27.](AMP)

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (KJV)


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John 2:19: Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.' (NIV)

Jesus answered them, Destroy (undo) this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again. (AMP)

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. (KJV)


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Exodus 20:8: 'Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.' (NIV)

[Earnestly] remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (withdrawn from common employment and dedicated to God). (AMP)

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (KJV)


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Hebrews 10:24: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds (NIV)

And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities (AMP)

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (KJV)


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Exodus 12:1: The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt (NIV)

THE LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt (AMP)

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, (KJV)


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Philippians 2:1: Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion (NIV)

SO BY whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy (AMP)

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, (KJV)


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John 14:2: My Father's house has plenty of room; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? (NIV)

In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. (AMP)

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (KJV)


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Galatians 6:7: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. People reap what they sow. (NIV)

Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. (AMP)

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (KJV)


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Romans 6:4: We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. (NIV)

We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life. (AMP)

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (KJV)


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Matthew 5:7: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (NIV)

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy! (AMP)

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (KJV)


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Galatians 5:19: The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery (NIV)

Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency (AMP)

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (KJV)


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John 2:18: The Jews then responded to him, 'What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?' (NIV)

Then the Jews retorted, What sign can You show us, seeing You do these things? [What sign, miracle, token, indication can You give us as evidence that You have authority and are commissioned to act in this way?](AMP)

Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? (KJV)


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1 Peter 1:3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (NIV)

Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (AMP)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (KJV)


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