12 But [a]as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become (A)children of God, (B)to those who [b]believe in His name,

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:12 Or all who received
  2. John 1:12 Or trust in

12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—(A)

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12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed(A) in his name,(B) he gave the right to become children of God(C)

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12 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:

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16 For I am not (A)ashamed of the gospel, for (B)it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the (C)Jew first and also to (D)the Greek.

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,(A) because it is the power of God(B) that brings salvation to everyone who believes:(C) first to the Jew,(D) then to the Gentile.(E)

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16 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.

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29 For this purpose I also (A)labor, (B)striving (C)according to His [a]power which [b]works mightily within me.

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  1. Colossians 1:29 Lit working
  2. Colossians 1:29 Lit in power

29 For this I labor [often to the point of exhaustion], striving with His power and energy, which so greatly works within me.

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29 To this end I strenuously(A) contend(B) with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.(C)

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29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

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The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is (A)foolishness to (B)those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is (C)the power of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved

The Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God.

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Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

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

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18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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24 but to those who are (A)the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (B)the power of God and (C)the wisdom of God.

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24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.(A)

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24 but to those whom God has called,(A) both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God(B) and the wisdom of God.(C)

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24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

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16 that He would grant you, according to (A)the riches of His glory, to be (B)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (C)the inner [a]self, 17 so that (D)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (E)rooted and (F)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (G)all the [b]saints what is (H)the width and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (I)the love of Christ which (J)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (K)filled to all the (L)fullness of God.

20 (M)Now to Him who is (N)able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, (O)according to the power that works within us,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 3:16 Lit person
  2. Ephesians 3:18 See note v 8