Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices
showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. 1
‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. 1 I wish you were either cold or hot!
Benaiah son of Jehoida was a brave warrior 1 from Kabzeel who performed great exploits. He struck down the two sons of Ariel of Moab. 2 He also went down and killed a lion in a cistern on a snowy day.
We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. 1 We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.
“‘Because you did not remember the days of your youth and have enraged me with all these deeds, I hereby repay you for what you have done, 1 declares the sovereign Lord. Have you not engaged in prostitution on top of all your other abominable practices?
“When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I set an obstacle 1 before him, he will die. If you have not warned him, he will die for his sin. The righteous deeds he performed will not be considered, but I will hold you accountable for his death.
Everyone who saw the sight 1 said, “Nothing like this has happened or been witnessed during the entire time since 2 the Israelites left the land of Egypt! 3 Take careful note of it! Discuss it and speak!”
For the matter concerning the queen will spread to all the women, leading them to treat their husbands with contempt, saying, ‘When King Ahasuerus gave orders to bring Queen Vashti into his presence, she would not come.’
So I reflected on all this, 1 attempting to clear 2 it all up. I concluded that 3 the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated 4 – no one knows what lies ahead. 5
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses. 1
and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, 1 practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress – as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works. 2
Furthermore, I will strike her followers 1 with a deadly disease, 2 and then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will repay 3 each one of you 4 what your deeds deserve. 5
“To 1 the angel of the church in Sardis write the following: 2 “This is the solemn pronouncement of 3 the one who holds 4 the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a reputation 5 that you are alive, but 6 in reality 7 you are dead.
So Jonathan spoke on David’s behalf 1 to his father Saul. He said to him, “The king should not sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you. On the contrary, his actions have been very beneficial 2 for you.