Then he answered and spake unto me,
saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying,
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of
who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall
rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel
with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to
and fro through the whole earth.
Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey
God rather than men.
stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a
doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and
commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; And said
unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye
intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose
up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of
men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and
all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to
nought. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the
days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also
perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were
dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men,
and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men,
it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow
it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is
Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with
hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he
needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and
all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to
dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the
times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That
they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in
him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of
your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone,
graven by art and man's device.
1 Corinthians 12:28-29
of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
workers of miracles?
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And
are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all
the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple
in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an
habitation of God through the Spirit.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting
of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of
the body of Christ: 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 fulness of Christ:
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; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in
all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the
whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which
every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the
measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the
edifying of itself in love.
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ
Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses
was faithful in all his house.