|Gen. 1:25, 26. And God made the beasts of the earth after his
cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, "Let us make man
our image, after our likeness."
[Man made after the beasts. Sequence: Earth-Beasts-Man.]
|Gen. 2:18-20. And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the
man should be alone; I will make an help meet for him." And out of the
ground the LORD
God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and
them unto Adam ... but for Adam there was not found an help meet for
[Man made before the beasts. Sequence: Earth-Man-Beasts.]
|Gen. 6:19. Of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark. [One pair of each species, one male, one female.]||Gen. 7:2. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female. [Seven pairs of each, seven males, seven females, fourteen individuals of each species.]||Gen. 7:8, 9. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls ... There went in two and two unto Noah in the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. [Two pairs, two males, two females, four individuals.]|
|1 Sam. 17:4, 7, 50. And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span ... and the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam ... . So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and smote the Philistine and slew him.||2 Sam. 21:19. Revised Version. Elhanan, the son of
Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew Goliath, the Gittite [meaning "of
Gath"] the staff of whose speare was
like a weaver's beam.
2 Sam. 21:19. King James Version. And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan, the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath [italics in original], the Gittite [meaning "of Gath"] the staff of whose speare was like a weaver's beam.
The words "the brother of" were apparently inserted into the King James Version to avoid a contradiction.
|1 Samuel 31:4-6. Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw
thy sword, and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer
would not; for he
was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took at sword, and fell upon it. And
his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his
and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, and his
armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.
NOTE: This story is repeated in 1 Chronicles 10:4-6.
|2 Samuel 1:1-10. Now, it came to pass after tha death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; It came to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeissance. And David said unto him, From whence cometh thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am i escaped. And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also. And David said unto him, how knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leanest upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him. And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here am I. And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite. He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole within me. So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was upon his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.|
|1 Chron. 21:1. And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.||2 Sam. 24:1. And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah."|
Isaiah 7:10-16. Moreover, the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord. And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing to you weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
|Isaiah 7:14. Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.||Isaiah 8:2-3. And I [Isaiah] took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zeckariah the son of Jeberechian. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord unto me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.|
|Isaiah 7:1. And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son
of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of
Syria, and Pekah the son of Remiliah, king of Israel, went up
towards Jerusalem to war
against it, but could not prevail against it.
2 Kings 16:5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to make war; and they besieged Ahaz but could not overcome him.
|2 Chronicles 28:5-6 Therefore the LORD his God delivered him (Ahaz) into the hand of the king of Syria. They defeated him, and carried away a great multitude of them as captives, and brought them to Damascus. Then he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who defeated him with a great slaughter.|
|Matt. 1:16. And Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus.||Luke 3:23. Jesus ... the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli|
|Acts. 2:30. God had sworn with an oath to him [David], that
of the fruit
of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit
Rom. 1:3. Concerning his son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh
|Matt. 1:18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was
found with the child of the Holy Ghost.
Luke 1:26-38. And in the sixth month [of the pregnancy of Elizabeth with John, who would become John the Baptist] the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a City of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. ... And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: For thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father, David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. And then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing that I know not a man? And the angel andswered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
|Matt. 1:1-16. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  Abraham begat  Isaac; and Isaac begat  Jacob; and Jacob begat  Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat  Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat  Esrom; and Esrom begat  Aram; And Aram begat  Aminadab; and Aminadab begat  Nassan; and Naason begat  Salmon; And Salmon begat  Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat  Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat  Jesse; And Jesse begat  David the king; and David the king begat  Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Solomon begat  Roboam; and Roboam begat  Abia; and Abia begat  Asa; and Asa begat  Josaphat; and Josaphat begat  Joram; and Joram begat  Ozias; and Ozias begat  Joatham; and Joatham begat  Achaz; and Achaz begat  Ezekias; And Ezekias begat  Manasses; and Manasses begat  Amon; and Amon begat  Josias; And Josias begat  Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat  Salathiel; and Salathiel begat  Zorobabel; And Zorobabel begat  Abiud; and Abiud begat  Eliakim; and Eliakim begat  Azor; And Azor begat  Sadoc; and Sadoc begat  Achim; and Achim begat  Eliud; And Eliud begat  Eleazar; and Eleazar begat  Matthan; and Matthan begat  Jacob; And Jacob begat  Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.||Luke 3:23-38. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of  Joseph, the son of  Heli, Which was the son of  Matthat, which was the son of  Levi, which was the son of  Melchi, which was the son of  Janna, which was the son of  Joseph, which was the son of  Mattathias, which was the son of  Amos, which was the son of  Naum, which was the son of  Esli, which was the son of  Nagge, which was the son of  Maath, which was the son of  Mattathias, which was the son of  Semei, which was the son of  Joseph, which was the son of  Juda, Which was the son of  Joanna, which was the son of  Rhesa, which was the son of  Zorobabel, which was the son of  Salathiel, which was the son of  Neri, Which was the son of  Melchi, which was the son of  Addi, which was the son of  Cosam, which was the son of  Elmodam, which was the son of  Er, Which was the son of  Jose, which was the son of  Eliezer, which was the son of  Jorim, which was the son of  Matthat, which was the son of  Levi, which was the son of  Simeon, which was the son of  Juda, which was the son of  Joseph, which was the son of  Jonan, which was the son of  Eliakim, Which was the son of  Melea, which was the son of  Menan, which was the son of  Mattatha, which was the son of  Nathan, which was the son of  David, Which was the son of  Jesse, which was the son of  Obed, which was the son of  Booz, which was the son of  Salmon, which was the son of  Naasson, Which was the son of  Aminadab, which was the son of  Aram, which was the son of  Esrom, which was the son of  Phares, which was the son of  Juda, Which was the son of  Jacob, which was the son of  Isaac, which was tthe son of  Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, Which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala, Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphazad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.|
|St. Matthew: 1:1-16 [KJV]:
Notice that in Matthew the Davidic lineage passes from David to Solomon whereas in Luke the Davidic lineage passes from David to Nathan. This produces an unacceptable contradiction. Joseph, not the father of Jesus but, instead, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is either descended from Solomon or from Nathan, but not both Solomon and Nathan.
Notice that the names Salathiel and Zorobabel are included in both lists, and, theoretically, at least, Salathiel is the father of Zorobabel in both lists. Is this not strange, since the divergence from David of the lineage of Solomon surely is different from the lineage of Nathan and thus would not have normally produced the same father and son pairing?
|St. Luke: 3:23-38 [KJV]:
|Mark 1:9-13. 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 immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan.||John 2:1, 2. And the third day [after Christ's baptism and the descent of the Holy Ghost in the Shape of a dove] there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee... . And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.|
|Luke 2:39. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.||Matt. 2:14, 15. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod.|
|Luke 2:41 Now his [Jesus's] parents [Joseph/Mary] went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.||Matt. 2:15 And [Joseph/Mary/Jesus] was there [in Egypt] until the death of Herod.|
|John 1:35-36, 40-42. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, "Behold the Lamb of God!" ... One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother, Simon, and saith unto him, "We have found the Messias," which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, "Thou are Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas," which is by interpretation, a stone.||Matt. 4:12, 18-19. Now when Jesus had heard that John was
cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; ... And Jesus walking by
the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew
his brother, casting a net
into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, "Follow
and I will make you fishers of men."
Mark 1:14, 16-17. Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. ... Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
|Matt 4:5, 8-9. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple... . Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, "All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."||Luke 4:5, 7, 9. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time... . If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine... . And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence."|
|Matt: 12:11-13. And when he was
departed thence, he went into their synagogue: And behold, there was a
man which had his hand
withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the
sabbath days? that they might accuse him. And he said unto them, What
man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall
into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lifth it out? How much then is a man
better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath
days. Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it
was restored, whole, like as the other.
||Luke 14:1-6 And it came to pass,
as he wwent into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread
on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a
certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake
unto the lawyers and the Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the
sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him
go: And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox
fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath
day? And they could not answer him again to these things.
Luke 13:10-17. And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath days, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord answerred him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said all these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
|Matt. 21:12, 17-19. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves... . And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever." And presently the fig tree withered away.||Mark 11:13-15. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered [?] and said unto it, "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And his disciples heard it. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.|
|Matt. 27:12. And when he was accused of the chief priests and
elders, he answered nothing.
Matt. 27:13, 14. Then said Pilate unto his, "Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?" And he answered him to never a word; insomuch the governor marvelled greatly.
|John 18: 19, 20. The high priest then asked Jesus of his
disciples, and of his doctrine. Jesus answered him, "I spake openly to
the world: I
ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews
and in secret have I said nothing."
John 18:33, 34. Then Pilate entered into the judgement hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, "Art thou the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered him, "Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? John 18:35-38. Pilate answered ... "Thine own nation and the chief priest have delivered thee unto me; what hast thou done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world... ." Pilate therefore said unto him, "Art thou a king, then?" Jesus answered, "Thou sayeth that I am a king ... ." Pilate ... went out again ... and said, "I find in him no fault at all."
|Matt. 27:32. And as they came out, they found a man of
Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Mark 15:21. And they compel [sic] one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
Luke 23:26. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
|John 19:16-17. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.|
|Mark 15:25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.||John 19:14. About the sixth hour ... they cried out, "Away with him, crucify him."|
|Luke: 23:33. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him ...||Matthew 27:33. And when they were come unto a place called
Golgotha, that is to say, a place of the skull, ... 35. And they
crucified him, ... 45. Now from the sixth hour there was a darkness
over all the land unto the
ninth hour. ... 50. Jesus, when he had cried again in a loud voice,
up the ghost.
John 19:14. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour, ... 16. Then delevered he (Pilate) him (Jesus) unto them (men/officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, the chief priests, and the Pharisees) to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. 17. And he bearing his cross went forth unto a place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha (emphasis in original KJV): 18. Where they crucified him ... 30. ... he (Jesus) said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost
|Matthew 27:33. And when they were come unto a place called
Golgotha, that is to say, a place of the skull, ... 35. And they
crucified him, ... 45. Now from the sixth hour there was a darkness
over all the land unto the
ninth hour. ... 50. Jesus, when he had cried again in a loud voice,
up the ghost. 51. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain
the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52.
the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept
53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into
holy city, and appeared unto many.
Mark 15:25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. ... 33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was a darkness over the whole and until the ninth hour. ... 34. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ... My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ...37. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. 38. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
Luke: 23:33. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him ... 44. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost.
John 19:14. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour, ... 16. Then delivered he (Pilate) him (Jesus) unto them (men/officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, the chief priests, and the Pharisees) to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. 17. And he bearing his cross went forth unto a place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha (emphasis in original KJV): 18. Where they crucified him ... 30. ... he (Jesus) said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
|Deut. 21:22-23. And if a man have committed a sin worthy of
he be to be put to death, and thou shall hang him upon a tree: His body
not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him
day: (for he that is hanged is accursed of God); that thy land not be
which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. [NOTE: These are
words of God as dictated to Moses, ordering a sequence of 1. putting to
a convict and then 2. hanging his body upon a tree, and, therefore,
words and this execution sequence are the Law to the Jews.]
Acts 5:30: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Acts 10:39: And we were witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree.
|Matt. 27:50-55. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the son of God." And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him.||Mark 15:37-40. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up
the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to
the bottom. And
when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried
and gave up the ghost, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God."
were also women looking on afar off.
Luke 23:46-49. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit." And having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous man." And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding all these things.
John: 19:28-30. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. And when Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
|Luke 24: 50-51 [KJV] And he [JC] led them [the Apostles] out
as far as
to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came
pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried into
Mark: 16: 6 An angel told Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salomé, at the Tomb] and entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. ... 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them [the Apostles, the eleven mentioned in Mark 16: 14], he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
NOTE: There is no mention of an ascension of Jesus in St. Matthew or in St. John.
|Acts 1:9, 12 [KJV] And when he [JC] had spoken these things, while they [the Apostles] beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. ... then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.|
|Ps. 145:17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy
in all his
Ps. 103:8. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Ps. 100:5. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting.
|1 Sam. 15:2-3. Thus said the LORD of hosts, "I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt [four hundred years previous]. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass."|
|Rom. 15:33. Now the God of peace be with you.||Exod. 15:3. The LORD is a man of war.|
|Joel 2:13. He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of
and repenteth him of the evil.
Ps. 136:1-2. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Deut. 32:4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgement: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
|Nah. 1:2. God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD
revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his
adversaries, and he reserveth
wrath for his enemies.
Rev. 21:8. But the fearful and unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.
Rom. 9:13. Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Mark 16:16. He that believeth not shall be damned.
|2 Peter 3:9. The Lord ... is not willing that any should perish.||Prov. 16:4. The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.|
|Mal. 3:6. I am the LORD, I change not.
Num. 23:19. God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent.
|Gen. 6:6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on
earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Ps. 135:14. For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
Exod. 32:14. And the LORD repented of the evil he thought to do unto his people.
Jon. 3:10. And God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
2 Sam. 24:16. And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil. ...
|Exod. 34:17. Forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,
and that will
by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon
children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the
Isa. 14:21. Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers.
|Ezek. 18:20. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son
shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father
bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall
be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Deut. 24:16. The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
|Mark 10:27; Matt. 19:26. With God all things are
Luke 1:37. For with God, nothing is impossible.
Rev. 19:6. The Lord God omnipotent.
Gen. 17:1. I am the Almighty God.
John 3:35. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
|Judges 1:19. And the LORD was with Judah: and he drave out
the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the
inhabitants of the valley, because
they had iron chariots.
Mark 6:5. And he could do there do no mighty work.
|John 1:18. No man hath seen God at any time.
1 Tim. 6:16. Whom no man hath seen, nor can see.
John 4:24. God is a Spirit.
Exod. 33:20. Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
|Exod. 24: 9-10. Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of
Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a
Exod. 33:22, 23. I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts; but my face shall not be seen.
Amos 9:1. I saw the Lord standing upon the altar.
Gen. 26:2. And the LORD appeared unto him [Isaac].
Exod. 33:11. And the Lord spake unto Moses, face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Gen. 32:30. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
|Malachi 3:10 [KJV] Bring ye all the tithes into the
storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now
herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows
of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be roomenough to
Malachi 3:10 [NIV] "Bring the whole tithe unto the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. ..."
How does this relate to unanswered prayers from people who, theoretically, truly believe, and who truly praise, and who, therefore, ought to be rewarded, benefitted, from their loyalty? Should humans be happy with the lame excuse, "The gods have other plans," for unanswered prayers, prayers for people who are sick, injured, or dying, from people who truly believe, and love, and worship the gods?
|Matt. 5:17-19. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am come not to destroy, but to fulfill.||Rom. 7:4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ.|
|2 Chron. 6:36. There is no man which sinneth not.
Eccles. 7:20. For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Rom. 3:10. There is none righteous, no, not one.
|1 John 3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for
his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of
Note: 1 John 3:8. He that committeth sin is of the Devil. [Some who are righteous by virtue of being born can become unrighteous by virtue of the commission of sin. This does not negate 1 John 3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin.]
|Rom. 4:5-6. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on
him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also
the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputed righteousness without
Eph. 2:8, 9. For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
|James 2:14, 17, 24, 26. What doth it profit, my brethren,
though a man
say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? ... Even so
if it hath not works, is dead, being alone ... . Ye see then how that by
a man is justified, and not by faith only... . For as the body without
the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Rom. 4:15. For where no law is, there is no transgression.
Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion ...
Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God ...
|2 Kings 19
19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
19:2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
19:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
19:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
19:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
19:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
19:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
19:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
19:9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
19:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
19:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?
19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?
19:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
19:14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
19:16 LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
19:17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
19:18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
19:19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.
19:20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
19:21 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
19:22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
19:23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the LORD, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
19:24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
19:25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
19:26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
19:27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
19:28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
19:29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
19:31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
19:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
19:33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
19:37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
37:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
37:22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
37:25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
37:30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
37:33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
|1 Pet. 5:8. Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Gal. 1:9. If any man preach any other gospel unto you that ye have received, let him be accursed.
|Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left the own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.|
|Eccles. 1:4. One generation passeth away, and another
generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
Ps. 104:5. Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
|2 Pet. 3:10. 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.
Heb. 1:10-11. Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands; They shall perish; but thou remainest.
|Matt. 6:34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.||1 Tim. 5:8. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those if his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.|
|Prov. 4:7. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get
wisdom: and with
all thy getting get understanding.
Prov. 3:13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
|1 Cor. 1:19. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of
the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the
Eccles. 1:18. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
|Eccles. 9:5. The dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward.||Matt. 25:46. These shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous unto life eternal.|
|1 John 4:9. God sent his only begotten Son into the world.||Job. 1:6. The sons of God came to present themselves before
the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Gen. 6:2. The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair.
|John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father except by me."
Acts. 4:12. There is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.
|Acts 10:35. [In] every nation he that feareth him [God], and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him [God].|
|Mark 16:1-8||Matthew 28:1-10||Luke 24:1-12||John 20:1-18|
|Time||Sunrise||Toward dawn||Early dawn||Still dark|
|Cast of characters||Mary Magdalene
Mary, James' mother
Mary, James' mother
"We" of Verse 2
|Purpose||To anoint the corpse.||To see the tomb.||To anoint the corpse.||Unknown|
|Tomb Condition||Open||Earthquake/Angel rolled back the stone.
The guard detached and frozen.
|Action||Met one young man in a white robe in the tomb.||Met one angel outside the tomb.||Met two men in shining garments in the tomb.||Ran to Peter to report that the corpse had been taken.
Disciples returned with Mary, saw the tomb, left.
Mary met two angels while outside the tomb.
|Message of Man/Men/Angel/Angels||Do not be afraid.
Jesus is not here.
Jesus has risen.
Tell the disciples "He goes to Galilee, you will meet him there as he told you."
|Do not be afraid.
Jesus is not here.
Jesus has risen.
Tell the disciples "He goes to Galilee, you will meet him there as I have told you."
|W seek the living among the dead?
Jesus has risen.
He rose as he told you he would when he was still in Galilee.
|Reaction||The women flee trembling.
They say nothing to anyone.
|The women leave in joy to tell the disciples.
Jesus meets the women, they hold/worship him.
Jesus repeats the angel's message.
|The women leave and tell the disciples, are not
Peter runs to see the tomb.
|Jesus meets Mary and says: "Do not hold me, I am going to my
Mary runs to tell the disciples.
|Mark 16:1-20||Matthew 28||John 20, 21||Luke 24||Acts|
|Morning at the tomb||Magdalene||Magdalene
|Later, in or near Jerusalem||Two [apostles?] on the road
The eleven apostles
|The ten apostles [minus Thomas]
The eleven apostles
Two [apostles?] on the road to Emmaus
The eleven apostles
|Later in Galilee||"See him in Galilee."||To eleven apostles upon a mountain||To seven apostles on the Sea of Tiberius|
|Time unspecified||Acts 1: The eleven apostles
Acts 9: To Saul [Paul] on the road to Damascus
Acts 9: To Ananias in a vision
Acts 22: To Paul on the road to Damascus [Repeat of the story told earlier in Acts 9]
|Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead.||1 Samuel 28:11, 14 Then said the woman, Whom shall I
bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel .... And he said
unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and
he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was
1 Kings 17:22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
2 Kings 4:32-35 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times.
2 Kings 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
St. Matthew 9:23-25 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
St. Luke 7:12-15 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
St. Luke 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
St. John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
|Matt. 16:27, 28. For the son of man shall come in the glory
of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not
of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Matt. 24:3, 4, 27, 29-31, 34, 35. 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 thy coming, and of the end of the world?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, ..." As the lightning coming out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ... Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 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. 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... Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mark 9:1. And see said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Mark 13:25, 30. And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven... Verily I say unto you, THAT THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, TILL ALL THESE THINGS BE DONE.
Luke 9:27. But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Luke 21:20-28, 32. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled, But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon the people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be sign in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken, And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for you redemption draweth nigh....Verily I say unto you, THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED.
John 5:28, 29. The hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17. [KJV] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. [NRSV] For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
|Acts 1:6-7. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him [Jesus], saying "Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?" And he [Jesus] said unto them, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.|
|I Corinthians 14:34,35: Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.|
|Ephesians 6:5-8 [KJV]: Servants,
be obedient to them that are your
masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness
of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers,
but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
With good will doing service, as to the Lord and not to men: Knowing
that whatever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of
the Lord, whether he be bond
|Deuteronomy 22:28-29 [KJV]: If a
man find a damsel that is a
virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her,
and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the
damsel's father fifty shekels
of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he has humbled her, and
he may not put her away all his days.
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 [NIV]: If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.