beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before
thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of
one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make
his paths straight.
John did baptize in the wilderness,
and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of
Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan,
confessing their sins.
And John was clothed with camel's
hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat
locusts and wild honey; And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier
than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop
down and unloose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he
shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
And it came to pass
in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was
baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the
water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending
upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit
driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness
forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and
the angels ministered unto him. Now after that John was put in prison,
Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of
God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that
hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come,
buy wine and milk without money and without price.
do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour
for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me,
and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself
your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even
the sure mercies of David.
I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and
commander to the people.
thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations
that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy
God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified
the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is
wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
saith the LORD.
the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth
and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the
my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return
unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the
mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the
LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be
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><> ><> ><> 2 Timothy 3, 1-5 What it will be like in the last days...
know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For
men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without
natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers
of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.