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Acts 26: 1 -  32, v18. (The Apostle Paul in defense of his position.)

 1. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:

 2. I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before you touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:

 3. Especially because I know you to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech you to hear me patiently.

 4. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

 5. Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straightest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

 6. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, unto our fathers:

 7. Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

 8. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

 9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

 10. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

 11.  And I punished them often in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

 12. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

 13. At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

 14. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

 15. And I said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecute.

 16. But rise, and stand upon your feet: for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto you;

 17. Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send you,

 18 .To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

 19. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

 20. But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

 21, For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.

 22, Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

 23, That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

 24, And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.

 25, But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

 26, For the king knows of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.

 27, King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.

 28, Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost you persuaded me to be a Christian.

 29, And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

 30, And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

 31, And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

 32, Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

 John 10:27 - 28,  v 27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

 Genesis 3: 1 每 5, v4, v5.

 1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

 2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

 3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

 4. And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die:

 5. For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 

Matthew 12: 36 Authorized King James Version. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

 

1 Thessalonians 5: 23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 . If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 - 12 v4:

 1. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

 2. That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

 3. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 4. Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 5. Do you not remember, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

 6. And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time.

 7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.

 8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

 10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

Revelation 13: 1 - 18, v18.

 1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

 2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

 4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

 5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

 6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

 8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.

 10. He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

 11. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.

 12. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

 13. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

 14. And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

 15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 16. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

 17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 

Revelations chapters 14, 15, 16.

Revelations c14:

 1. And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

 2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

 3. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

 4. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 5. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

 6. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

 7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

 8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

 9. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

 10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

 11. And the smoke of their torment ascended up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever received the mark of his name.

 12. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 13. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

 14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

 15. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

 16. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

 17. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

 18. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

 19. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

 20. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Revelation 15

 1. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

 2. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

 3. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.

 4. Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest.

 5. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

 6. And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

 7. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever.

 8. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Revelation 16

 1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

 2. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

 3. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

 4. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

 5. And I heard the angel of the waters say, You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and was, and shall be, because you have judged thus.

 6. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

 7. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.

 8. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

 9. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

 10. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

 11. And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

 12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

 13. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

 14. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

 15. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

 16. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

 17. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

 18. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

 19. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

 20. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

 21. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

 

Philippians 2: 5 每 14, v10, v11. 10

5. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 9. Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

 10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 11. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 12. Wherefore, my beloved, as you 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.

 13. For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 14. Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

 

Isaiah 57: 20, 21.

20. But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

 21. There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

                             

John 8: 44. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 

1 John 2:18. Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

                                                                                                                    

Daniel 9: 24 每 27, v 27.

24. Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (Seventy weeks is 490years.)

 25. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Sixty nine weeks is 483 years leaving one week it be the last 7 years.)  

 26. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

 27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

Revelations 20: 1 每 15, v3.

1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

 2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

 3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

 4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

 5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

 6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

 8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

 10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

 12. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

 13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

 14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

 15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

 Ezekiel Chapters 38, 39:

 Ezekiel 38:

 1. And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

 2. Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

 3. And say, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

 4. And I will turn you back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring you forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

 5. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

 6. Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with you.

 7. You be prepared, and prepare for yourself, you, and all your company that are assembled unto you, and you be a guard unto them.

 8. After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years You shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

 9. You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you, and all your bands, and many people with you.

 10. Thus says the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind, and you shall think an evil thought:

 11. And you shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

 12. To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn your hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

 13. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto you, Are you come to take a spoil? have you gathered your company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

 14. Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwell safely, shall you not know it?

 15. And you shall come from your place out of the north parts, you, and many people with you, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

 16. And you shall come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

 17. Thus says the Lord GOD; Are you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring you against them?

 18. And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.

 19. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

 20. So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

 21. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

 22. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

 23. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

Ezekiel 39:

 1. Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

 2. And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

 3. And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

 4. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

 5. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

 6. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 7. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

 8. Behold, it is come, and it is done, says the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

 9. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

 10. So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, says the Lord GOD.

 11. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.

 12. And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

 13. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, says the Lord GOD.

 14. And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.

 15. And the passengers that pass through the land, when any sees a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

 16. And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

 17. And, thou son of man, thus says the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood.

 18. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

 19. And you shall eat fat till you be full, and drink blood till you be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

 20. Thus you shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Lord GOD.

 21. And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

 22. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

 23. And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

 24. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

 25. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;

 26. After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

 27. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;

 28. Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

 29. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord GOD.

 

Zechariah 14: 1- 9, v2.

 1. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.

 2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

 3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

 4. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

 5. And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, you shall flee, like as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with you.

 6. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

 7. But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

 8. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

 9. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

 

                                                                                                                  

Matthew 24: 1 每 51, v21, 37,38, 39. 

 1. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

 2. And Jesus said unto them, Do you not see all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

 3. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?

 4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

 5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

 6. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 8. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

 9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

 10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

 12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

 13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

 14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 15. When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand:)

 16. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

 17. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

 18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

 19. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

 20. But you pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

 21. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

 22. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

 23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

 24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

 25. Behold, I have told you before.

 26. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

 27. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 28. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

 29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

 30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

 31. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 32. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:

 33. So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

 34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

 35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

 36. But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

 37. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 38. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

 39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 40. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 41. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 42. Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

 43. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

 44. Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

 47. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

 48. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

 49. And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

 50. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

 51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Zechariah 13: 8, 9.

8. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

 9. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

 

Zechariah 14: 3.

3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

 

Psalm 24: 8.

8. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:8

8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Revelation c21 & 22. (King James Version)

Revelation 21:

 1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 2. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 3. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 5. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

 6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 7. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

 8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 9. And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife.

 10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 11. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

 12. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

 13. On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

 14. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 15. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

 16. And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

 17. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

 18. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 19. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

 20. The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

 21. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

 22. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

 23. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

 24. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.

 25. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

 26. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.

 27. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 22

 1. And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 2. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

 3. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

 4. And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

 5. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

 6. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

 7. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

 8. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.

 9. Then says he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am your fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

 10. And he says unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

 11. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

 12. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

 13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

 14. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 15. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.

 16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 17. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

 18. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

 19. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 20. He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

 21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 

2 Peter 3: 1 每 18, v6, 7. 

2 Peter 3:

 1. This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

 2. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:

 3. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

 4. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

 5. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

 6. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

 7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

 8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

 13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

 14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

 15. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

 16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

 17. You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stead-fastness.

 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

 

Zechariah 14: 12.

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

 

Genesis 6: 1 每 22,vs 5, 7, 13, 17.

 1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

 2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

 3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

 4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

 5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

 6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

 7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repented me that I have made them.

8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

 9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

 10. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

 12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

 13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

 14. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

 15. And this is the fashion which you shall make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

 16. A window shall thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it.

 17. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

 18. But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

 19. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

 20. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto you, to keep them alive.

 21. And take you unto yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it unto yourself; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.

 22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

 

1 Corinthians 15:1 每 58, verse 24.

1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand;

2. By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.

3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5. And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6. After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

8. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

9. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

12. Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13. But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14. And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

17. And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.

18. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

23. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

24. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

26. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

27. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

28. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

29. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

30. And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31. I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage was it for me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

33. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

35. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

36. You fool, that which you sow is not quickened, except it die:

37. And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38. But God gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

40. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  

41. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

42. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

47. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51. Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57. But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, you be steadfast, un-moveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

                             

Luke 12: 16 每 40, v25.

 16. And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

 17. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

 18. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

 19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

 20. But God said unto him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of your: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?

 21So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

 22. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.

 23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

 24. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

 25. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

 26. If you then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take you thought for the rest?

 27. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 28. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?

 29. And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.

 30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

 31. But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 32. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

 33. Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.

 34. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 35. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

 36. And you yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open unto him immediately.

 37. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

 38. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

 39. And this know, that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 40. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when you think not.

                             

Ephesians 4:1 - 32, 7 to 14. 

 1. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called,

 2. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

 3. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 4. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

 5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

 6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 7. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

 8. Wherefore he says, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

 9. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

 10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 11. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

 12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

 14. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 16. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 17. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

 18. Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

 19. Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

 20. But you have not so learned Christ;

 21. If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

 22. That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

 23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

 24. And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

 25. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

 26. Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

 27. Neither give place to the devil.

 28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

 29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

 32. And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

 

Ephesians 6:10 每 20, v 17.

 10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

 11. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 19. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

 20. For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

 

 

Matthew 4:1-11, vs 8, 9.

 1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

 2. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

 3. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

 4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

 5. Then the devil takes him up into the holy city, and sets him on a pinnacle of the temple,

 6. And says unto him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.

 7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

 8. Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

 9. And says unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.

 10. Then says Jesus unto him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.

 11. Then the devil leaves him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

 

Revelation 12:12.

Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.

 

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 

3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

 

John 10: 10. The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

                             

Daniel 7:13, 14, 27. Preamble in place of preamble that follows:

 13. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

 14. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

27. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

                             

THE HUMANIST MANIFESTO 2000

A Call for a New Planetary Humanism


Drafted by Professor Paul Kurtz,
International Academy of Humanism, USA


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1. Preamble

Humanism is an ethical, scientific, and philosophical outlook that has changed the world. Its heritage traces back to the philosophers and poets of ancient Greece and Rome, Confucian China, and the Charvaka movement in classical India. Humanist artists, writers, scientists, and thinkers have been shaping the modern era for over half a millennium. Indeed, humanism and modernism have often seemed synonymous for humanist ideas and values express a renewed confidence in the power of human beings to solve their own problems and conquer uncharted frontiers.

II. Prospects for a Better Future

For the first time in human history we possess the means provided by science and technology to ameliorate the human condition, advance happiness and freedom, and enhance human life for all people on this planet.

III. Scientific Naturalism

The unique message of humanism on the current world scene is its commitment to scientific naturalism. Most world views accepted today are spiritual, mystical, or theological in character. They have their origins in ancient pre-urban, nomadic, and agricultural societies of the past, not in the modern industrial or postindustrial global information culture that is emerging. Scientific naturalism enables human beings to construct a coherent world view disentangled from metaphysics or theology and based on the sciences.

IV. The Benefits of Technology

Humanists have consistently defended the beneficent values of scientific technology for human welfare. Philosophers from Francis Bacon to John Dewey have emphasized the increased power over nature that scientific knowledge affords and how it can contribute immeasurably to human advancement and happiness.

V. Ethics and Reason

The realization of the highest ethical values is essential to the humanist outlook. We believe that growth of scientific knowledge will enable humans to make wiser choices. In this way there is no impenetrable wall between fact and value, is and ought. Using reason and cognition will better enable us to appraise our values in the light of evidence and by their consequences.

VI. A Universal Commitment to Humanity as a Whole

The overriding need of the world community today is to develop a new Planetary Humanism〞one that seeks to preserve human rights and enhance human freedom and dignity, but also emphasizes our commitment to humanity as a whole. The underlying ethical principle of Planetary Humanism is the need to respect the dignity and worth of all persons in the world community.

VII. A Planetary Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

To fulfill our commitment to Planetary Humanism, we offer a Planetary Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, which embodies our planetary commitment to the well-being of humanity as a whole. It incorporates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but goes beyond it by offering some new provisions. Many independent countries have sought to implement these provisions within their own national borders. But there is a growing need for an explicit Planetary Bill of Rights and Responsibilities that applies to all members of the human species.

VIII. A New Global Agenda

Many of the high ideals that emerged following the Second World War, and that found expression in such instruments as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, have waned through the world. If we are to influence the future of humankind, we will need to work increasingly with and through the new centers of power and influence to improve equity and stability, alleviate poverty, reduce conflict, and safeguard the environment.

IX. The Need for New Planetary Institutions

The urgent question in the twenty-first century is whether humankind can develop global institutions to address these problems. Many of the best remedies are those adopted on the local, national, and regional level by voluntary, private, and public efforts. One strategy is to seek solutions through free-market initiatives; another is to use international voluntary foundations and organizations for educational and social development. We believe, however, that there remains a need to develop new global institutions that will deal with the problems directly and will focus on the needs of humanity as a whole. These include the call for a bicameral legislature in the United Nations, with a World Parliament elected by the people, an income tax to help the underdeveloped countries, the end of the veto in the Security Council, an environmental agency, and a world court with powers of enforcement.

X. Optimism about the Human Prospect

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, as members of the human community on this planet we need to nurture a sense of optimism about the human prospect. Although many problems may seem intractable, we have good reasons to believe that we can marshal our talent to solve them, and that by goodwill and dedication a better life will be attainable by more and more members of the human community. Planetary humanism holds forth great promises for humankind. We wish to cultivate a sense of wonder and excitement about the potential opportunities for realizing enriched lives for ourselves and for generations yet to be born.

 

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