The Just Live by Faith

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

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  1. Romans 1:16 NU omits of Christ

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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Christ the Power and Wisdom of God(A)

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

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word

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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  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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21 (A)And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name [a]Jesus, (B)for He will save His people from their sins.”

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Lit. Savior

21 She will give birth to a Son; and (A)you shall name Him Jesus, for [a]He (B)will save His people from their sins.”

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Lit He Himself

21 She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation), for He will [a]save His people from their sins.”

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Those who, by personal faith, accept Him as Savior are saved from the penalty of sin and reconciled with the Father.

21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a](A) because he will save his people from their sins.”(B)

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

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Light Bearers

12 Therefore, my beloved, (A)as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, (B)work out your own salvation with (C)fear and trembling;

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12 So then, my beloved, (A)just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own (B)salvation with (C)fear and trembling;

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12 So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].

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Do Everything Without Grumbling

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,(A)

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12 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.

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(A)who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

(B)In this you greatly rejoice, though now (C)for a little while, if need be, (D)you have been [a]grieved by various trials, that (E)the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though (F)it is tested by fire, (G)may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (H)whom having not [b]seen you love. (I)Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:6 distressed
  2. 1 Peter 1:8 M known