But what does it say? (A)“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

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But what does it say? “(A)The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach—(A)

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But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[a](A) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

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  1. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

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17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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17 So faith comes from (A)hearing, and hearing by (B)the word [a]of Christ.

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  1. Romans 10:17 Or concerning Christ

17 So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.

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17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(A) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(B)

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17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, (A)who for the joy that was set before Him (B)endured the cross, despising the shame, and (C)has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 originator
  2. Hebrews 12:2 perfecter

looking only at Jesus, the [a](A)originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him (B)endured the cross, (C)despising the shame, and has (D)sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 Or leader

[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [a]disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].(A)

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 Sometimes the public shame of the cross is overlooked when one thinks of the pain and agony inflicted by it, but in the Roman Empire crucifixion was a shameful and disgraceful way to die, a form of capital punishment from which Roman citizens were exempt; and in Roman comedy it was used in a curse: “Go to a bad cross!”

fixing our eyes on Jesus,(A) the pioneer(B) and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,(C) scorning its shame,(D) and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(E)

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Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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19 because (A)what may be known of God is [a]manifest [b]in them, for (B)God has shown it to them.

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  1. Romans 1:19 evident
  2. Romans 1:19 among

19 because (A)that which is known about God is evident [a]within them; for God made it evident to them.

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  1. Romans 1:19 Or among

19 because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them.

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19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.(A)

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19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

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Fruitful Growth in the Faith

But also for this very reason, (A)giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue (B)knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control [a]perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and (C)to brotherly kindness love.

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  1. 2 Peter 1:6 patience

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith (A)supply (B)moral [a]excellence, and in your moral excellence, (C)knowledge, and in your knowledge, (D)self-control, and in your self-control, (E)perseverance, and in your perseverance, (F)godliness, and in your godliness, (G)brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

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  1. 2 Peter 1:5 Or virtue