Paul at Ephesus

19 And it happened, while (A)Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through (B)the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”

So they said to him, (C)“We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”

And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?”

So they said, (D)“Into John’s baptism.”

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32 And (A)we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit (B)whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

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26 Then God said, (A)“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; (B)let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [a]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

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  1. Genesis 1:26 Syr. all the wild animals of

The earth was (A)without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. (B)And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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  1. Genesis 1:2 Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

For there are three that bear witness [a]in heaven: the Father, (A)the Word, and the Holy Spirit; (B)and these three are one.

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  1. 1 John 5:7 NU, M omit the words from in heaven (v. 7) through on earth (v. 8). Only 4 or 5 very late mss. contain these words in Greek.

The Gift of His Peace

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But (A)the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will (B)send in My name, (C)He will teach you all things, and bring to your (D)remembrance all things that I said to you.

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  1. John 14:26 Comforter, Gr. Parakletos

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but (A)if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has (B)come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (C)of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 (D)of righteousness, (E)because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 (F)of judgment, because (G)the ruler of this world is judged.

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13 However, when He, (A)the Spirit of truth, has come, (B)He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

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26 But (A)the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will (B)send in My name, (C)He will teach you all things, and bring to your (D)remembrance all things that I said to you.

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  1. John 14:26 Comforter, Gr. Parakletos

16 (A)Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone [a]defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 3:17 destroys

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of (A)Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, (B)He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [a]through His Spirit who dwells in you.

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  1. Romans 8:11 Or because of

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For (A)we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but (B)the Spirit Himself makes intercession [a]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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  1. Romans 8:26 NU omits for us

19 (A)But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For (B)it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 (C)for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

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13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard (A)the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, (B)you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

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Do Not Grieve the Spirit

25 Therefore, putting away lying, (A)Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for (B)we are members of one another. 26 (C)“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 (D)nor give [a]place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather (E)let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something (F)to give him who has need. 29 (G)Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but (H)what is good for necessary [b]edification, (I)that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And (J)do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 (K)Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [c]clamor, and (L)evil speaking be put away from you, (M)with all malice. 32 And (N)be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (O)forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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  1. Ephesians 4:27 an opportunity
  2. Ephesians 4:29 building up
  3. Ephesians 4:31 loud quarreling

Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also (A)has given us the Spirit as [a]a guarantee.

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 5:5 down payment, earnest