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if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink : but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
The wicked have said, who is Lord over us ? Through the pride of their countenance they will not seek after God; God is not in all their thoughts. Thy judgments, O Lord, are far above out of their sight; for they say, the Lord seeth us not, the Lord hath forsaken the earth ; and none of them saith, where is God my maker?
* But they that have thus forgot or contemned God, and the enemies of Christ, which would not that he should reign over them, shall be turned into hell.
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only. Take heed to yourselves that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside and serve other gods, and worship them.
Thus saith the Lord, thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt know no God but me.
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods. Neither worship idols of gold, or
1 Col. iij. 17.
2 Gal. v. 1.
3 Psal. xii. 8. 4. Psal. x. 4, 5. Ezek. viii. 12. Job xxxv. 10. 4 Psal. ix. 17. Psal. x. 13. Luke xix. 27. Psal. ix. 17.
5 Luke iv. 8. 6 1 Sam. vii. 3. Deut. xi. 16. 7 Exod. xx. 1. 3. Hosea xiii. 4. 8 Lev. xix. 4. Rev. ix. 20.
silver, or brass, or stone, or wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Neither shall ye set up any image, to bow down unto it; the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any beast, fowl, fish, or thing that creepeth on the ground. For idols are vanity, the work of errors; molten images are wind and confusion : and they are without excuse, who, when they know God, worship him not as God, but change the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Take ye good heed unto yourselves, lest ye corrupt yourselves, and lest ye lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when ye see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, ye should be driven to worship them and serve them.
3 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness, and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this were an iniquity to be punished by the judge; for I should have denied the God that is above.
* Have no fellowship with devils; neither worship them, nor be partakers of the table of devils. For what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
* Let no man beguile you of your reward in a
I Exod. xx. 4. Lev. xxvi. 1. Isa. xli. 29. Rom. i. 20, 21, 23.
3 Job xxxi. 26, 27, 28.
Deut. iv. 16, 17, 18. Jer. li. 18.
2 Deut. iv. 15, 16, 19. 4 1 Cor. x. 20. Rev. ix. 20. 1 Cor.
voluntary humility, and worshipping of angels, or men of like passions with you.
* Dearly beloved, flee from idolatry; and serve the living and true God, who made heaven and earth ; and worship no other god, neither do ye service unto them, which by nature are no gods : nor change the truth of God into a lie: nor serve the creature more than the Creator; for the Lord is a jealous God.
? O Lord our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only we will make mention of thy name. For every one which separateth himself from thee, and setteth up idols in his heart, shall bear the punishment of his iniquity.
3 Ye shall not use inchantment, nor observe times.
* Regard not them that have familiar spirits: neither seek after wizards to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.
s There shall not be found among you any one that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an inchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer : for all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord.
There shall be no more any vain vision ; nor lying or flattering divination. 7
The prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak; or that shall speak in the name of
1 1 Cor. x. 15. 1 Thess. i. 9. Acts xiv. 15. Exod. xxiv. 14. Gal. iv. 8. Rom. i. 25. Exod. xxxiv. 15.
2 Isa. xxvi. 13. Ezek. xiv. 7. 10. 3 Lev. xix. 26.
4 Lev. xix. 31. 5 Deut. xviii. 10, 11, 12.
6 Ezek. xii. 24. Ezek. xiii. 7. Ezek. xii. 24.
7 Deut. xviii. 20. 27.
other gods, even that prophet shall die, saith the Lord.
Woe unto the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing; that prophesy out of their hearts to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live; who with lies have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom the Lord hath not made sad, and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life.
Have faith in God: for without faith it is impossible to please God.
• He that cometh to God must believe that he is; and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
* And this is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ; who himself hath thus said unto us, Ye believe in God, believe also in me: for he that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
5 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh; for if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven.
6 Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established: believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper;
1 Ezek. xii. 3. 2. 19. 22.
2 Mark xi. 22. 3 Heb. xi. 6.
4 1 John iïi. 23. John xiv. 1. 5 Heb. xii. 25. 6 2 Chron, xx. 20. Acts xvi. 31.
Ileb. xi. 6. John xii. 48. John iii. 15.
believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and ye shall be saved. For according to your faith, so will it be unto you.
Christ was manifest in these last times for us, who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead ; in whom, though now we see him not; yet believing, we rejoice with joy unspeakable.
2 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
So then we walk by faith, and not by sight, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal : but the things which are not seen are eternal.
We have respect unto the recompence of the reward: being fully persuaded that what God hath promised, he is able also to perform.
* We have not yet received the promises, but having seen them afar off, we are persuaded of them, and embrace them, and confess that we are strangers and pilgrims on the earth; and we seek and desire a better country, that is, a heavenly; and we look for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe: but blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God; but the word preached doth not profit, if it be not mixed with faith in them that hear it.
? Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.
1 1 Pet. i. 20, 21. 8. 2 Heb. xi. 1.
imes ii. 19, 20. 26.
2 Cor. v. 7. 2 Cor. iv. 18. 4 Heb. xi. 13, 14. 16. 10. 6 Rom. x. 17. Heb. iv. 2.