Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.
So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear. All your children shall be taught by the Lord , and great shall be the peace of your children. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. I will not leave you or forsake you. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Look at the birds of the air: Are you not of more value than they? The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Make them known to your children and your children's children—. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord , the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge! The Gospel of St. Matthew is one of the most quoted books of the Bible.
Jesus states the Golden Rule in the Sermon on the Mount 7: Known as the Great Commission, the Gospel closes with Jesus calling the Apostles, "to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded to you" The Gospel of Matthew is especially important for it is one of the two Gospels originally written by an Apostle the other being the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of Matthew was possibly written in Antioch, an early home of Christianity. Indeed, the Acts of the Apostles Matthew's Gospel is directed to an audience steeped in Hebrew tradition. The Gospel of Matthew stressed that Jesus is the Christ 1: For example, Jesus fulfills the prophecies of Isaiah 7: He was named "Jesus because he will save his people from their sins" Matthew 1: Yeshua , his very name in Hebrew, means "the Lord Saves. Jesus calls himself the Son of Man thirty times, fulfilling the destiny of the Messianic figure in Daniel 7: He is called the Son of David nine times in the Gospel of Matthew.
Just as the twelve sons of Jacob were the origin of the twelve tribes of Israel, Jesus as the Christ chose Twelve Apostles to inaugurate the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew names five women in the Genealogy: The genealogy regularly notes the male who fathers a child, but Matthew delivers an exact statement when he reaches Joseph, "the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born" 1: Matthew records five major speeches of Christ Jesus: The 'keys to the kingdom of heaven' in The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called the Synoptic Gospels, as they follow a similar pattern in describing the Life of Jesus and his teachings.
Characteristic of all three are the Parables of Jesus. Matthew relates ten Parables on the Kingdom of Heaven, seven of which occur in Chapter 13 and are central to his Gospel.
There are elements to Matthew's Gospel that are unique to it alone. Matthew includes the complete Sermon on the Mount in Chapters 5 through 7; and Matthew's description of his becoming an Apostle in Chapter 9: Matthew is the only one of the Gospel writers to refer to the Church in his reference to establishing Church authority with Peter. The Last Judgement in Matthew And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. It is not known whether Matthew's writings were in Hebrew or Aramaic, for while Hebrew was the formal language of Israel, daily language was in Aramaic, as with Jesus and the Apostles.
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Was Matthew or Mark written first? There must be a reason for St. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa, 8 and Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, "Out of Egypt have I called my son. Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
A city set on a hill cannot be hid. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41 and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Do not even the tax collectors do the same? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
You cannot serve God and mammon. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Read inspiring Bible verses for and about children - what Scripture says about Matthew 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. . The Good Book Blog. If we do lead as examples of Jesus Christ and we speak Scriptures of Even when we fail to see God working in the lives of our children, we can have faith that his Word will not return void! Matthew 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. . The Good Book Blog.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,. Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Make them known to your children and your children's children—. Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: