Moses Commands Obedience

“And now, O Israel, listen to (A)the statutes and the rules[a] that I am teaching you, and do them, (B)that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 4:1 Or just decrees; also verses 5, 8, 14, 45

See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

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(A)“Only take care, and (B)keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. (C)Make them known to your children and your children's children—

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14 And (A)the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and rules, that you might do them in the land that you are going over to possess.

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The Greatest Commandment

“Now this is (A)the commandment—the statutes and the rules[a]—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that (B)you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and (C)that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, (D)as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

“Hear, O Israel: (E)The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[b] You (F)shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And (G)these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. (H)You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (I)You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. (J)You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

10 “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities (K)that you did not build,

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 6:1 Or just decrees; also verse 20
  2. Deuteronomy 6:4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone

12 (A)Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, 13 and that their children, (B)who have not known it, (C)may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, (D)as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

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Ezra Reads the Law

And all the people gathered as one man into the square before (A)the Water Gate. And they told (B)Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest (C)brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, (D)on the first day of the seventh month. (E)And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. And Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand, and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, (F)“Amen, Amen,” (G)lifting up their hands. (H)And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground. (I)Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites,[a] (J)helped the people to understand the Law, (K)while the people remained in their places. They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly,[b] and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 8:7 Vulgate; Hebrew and the Levites
  2. Nehemiah 8:8 Or with interpretation, or paragraph by paragraph

28 And he said to man,
‘Behold, (A)the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
    and to (B)turn away from evil is understanding.’”

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28 And he said to man,
‘Behold, (A)the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
    and to (B)turn away from evil is understanding.’”

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Eliphaz Speaks: The Innocent Prosper

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

“If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?
    Yet who can keep from speaking?
Behold, you have instructed many,
    and you have (A)strengthened the weak hands.
Your words have upheld him who was stumbling,
    and you have (B)made firm the feeble knees.
But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
    it touches you, and you are dismayed.
(C)Is not your fear of God[a] your (D)confidence,
    and the integrity of your ways your hope?

“Remember: (E)who that was innocent ever perished?
    Or where were the upright cut off?
As I have seen, those who (F)plow iniquity
    and sow trouble reap the same.
By (G)the breath of God they perish,
    and by (H)the blast of his anger they are consumed.
10 The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion,
    (I)the teeth of the young lions are broken.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 4:6 Hebrew lacks of God

Bildad Speaks: Job Should Repent

Then (A)Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

“How long will you say these things,
    and the words of your mouth be a (B)great wind?
(C)Does God pervert justice?
    Or does the Almighty pervert the right?
If your (D)children have sinned against him,
    he has delivered them into the hand of their transgression.
If you will seek God
    and (E)plead with the Almighty for mercy,
if you are pure and upright,
    surely then he will (F)rouse himself for you
    and (G)restore your rightful habitation.
And though your beginning was small,
    (H)your latter days will be very great.

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11 “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
    Can reeds flourish where there is no water?

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14 (A)What is man, (B)that he can be pure?
    Or he who is (C)born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

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19 (A)Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

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The Beatitudes

And (A)he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

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The Beatitudes

And (A)he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

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19 (A)Go therefore and (B)make disciples of (C)all nations, (D)baptizing them (E)in[a] (F)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them (G)to observe all that (H)I have commanded you. And behold, (I)I am with you always, to (J)the end of the age.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

40 (A)And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

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Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

18 For the word of the cross is (A)folly to (B)those who are perishing, but to us (C)who are being saved it is (D)the power of God. 19 For it is written,

(E)“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 (F)Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? (G)Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach[a] to save those who believe. 22 For (H)Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ (I)crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (J)the power of God and (K)the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For consider your calling, brothers: (L)not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,[b] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But (M)God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; (N)God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even (O)things that are not, to (P)bring to nothing things that are, 29 so (Q)that no human being[c] might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him[d] you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us (R)wisdom from God, (S)righteousness and (T)sanctification and (U)redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, (V)“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or the folly of preaching
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:26 Greek according to the flesh
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:29 Greek no flesh
  4. 1 Corinthians 1:30 Greek And from him

11 And (A)he gave the (B)apostles, the prophets, the (C)evangelists, the (D)shepherds[a] and teachers,[b] 12 (E)to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for (F)building up (G)the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to (H)the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (I)to mature manhood,[c] to the measure of the stature of (J)the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, (K)tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in (L)deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, (M)speaking the truth in love, we are to (N)grow up in every way into him who is (O)the head, into Christ, 16 (P)from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, (Q)when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:11 Or pastors
  2. Ephesians 4:11 Or the shepherd-teachers
  3. Ephesians 4:13 Greek to a full-grown man