Τετάρτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2013

THE SERVANTS OF THE HOLY BIBLE


THE SERVANTS OF THE HOLY BIBLE

     1 KINGS CHAPTER 19

  VERSE, 19, 20, 21

19) So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
20) Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah.”Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?
21) So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant
                    2KINGS CHAPTER 2
                        VERSE, 9, 10
9) When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha. “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit, Elisha replied.
10) “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”
                2 KINGS CHAPTER 5
              VERSE, 20, 21, 22,--25, 26, 27
20) Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.”
21) So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. “Is everything all right?” he asked.
22) “Everything is all right,”....
25) When he went in and stood before his master, Elisha asked him, “Where have you been Gehazi? “Your servant didn’t go anywhere.”Gehazi answered.
26) But Elisha said to him. “Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept cloths—or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves?
27) Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gahazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.
                   LUKE CHAPTER 12
                    VERSE, 37, 38, 39
37) It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
38) It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
39) But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

                     LUKE CHAPTER 14
      VERSE, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
16) Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17) At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited. Come, for everything is now ready.
18) “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.
19) “Another said, I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.
20) “Still another said, I just got married, so I can’t come.
21) “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.
22) “Sir the servant said, what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.
23) “Then the master told his servant. Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.
24) I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my Banquet.”
                MATTHEW CHAPTER 21
  VERSE, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45
33) “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and build a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.
34) When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
35) “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.
36) Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.
37) Last of all, he sent his son to them. They will respect my son, he said.
38) “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other. This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.
39) So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40) Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?
41) “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
45) When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus parables, they knew he was talking about them.

                MATTHEW CHAPTER 18
     VERSE, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
23) “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
24) As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.
25) Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26) “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. Be patient with me, he begged, and I will pay back everything.
27) The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28) “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. Pay back what you owe me! He demanded.
29) “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him. Be patient with me, and i will pay it back.
30) “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
31) When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
                     LUKE CHAPTER 2
                VERSE, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
25) Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
26) It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.
27) Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required.
28) Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29) “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.
                   MATTHEW CHAPTER 25
                   VERSE, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
22) “The man with two bags of gold also came. Master he said, you entrusted me with two bags of gold: see, I have gained two more.
23) “His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things: I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!
24) Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. Master, he said, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
25) So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.
26) “his master replied, you wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?

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