James
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 15:7
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: "Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 15:13
After they stopped speaking, James responded: "Brothers, listen to me!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 15:22-29
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Then the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas, both leading men among the brothers.
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They wrote this letter to be delivered by them: From the apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers from among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.
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Because we have heard that some to whom we gave no authorization went out from us and troubled you with their words and unsettled your hearts,
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we have unanimously decided to select men and send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
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who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will personally report the same things by word of mouth.
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For it was the Holy Spirit's decision-- and ours-- to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
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that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
pillars
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 2:2
I went up because of a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles-- but privately to those recognized [as leaders]-- so that I might not be running, or have run, in vain.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 2:6
But from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)-- those recognized as important added nothing to me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 2:12-14
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For he used to eat with the Gentiles before certain men came from James. However, when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, because he feared those from the circumcision party.
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Then the rest of the Jews joined his hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
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But when I saw that they were deviating from the truth of the gospel, I told Cephas in front of everyone, "If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_49 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 3:12
The victor: I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God, and he will never go out again. I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God-- the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God-- and My new name.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 21:14-20
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The city wall had 12 foundations, and on them were the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles.
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The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.
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The city is laid out in a square; its length and width are the same. He measured the city with the rod at 12,000 stadia. Its length, width, and height are equal.
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Then he measured its wall, 144 cubits according to human measurement, which the angel used.
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The building material of its wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold like clear glass.
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The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
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the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
the grace
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 1:5
We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 12:3
For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 12:5
in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 12:6
According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the standard of faith;
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 15:15
Nevertheless, to remind you, I have written to you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 15:10
But by God's grace I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not ineffective. However, I worked more than any of them, yet not I, but God's grace that was with me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_49 3:8
This grace was given to me-- the least of all the saints!-- to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_51 1:29
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_60 4:10
Based on the gift they have received, everyone should use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_60 4:11
If anyone speaks, [his speech should be] like the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [his service should be] from the strength God provides, so that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
fellowship
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_47 8:4
they begged us insistently for the privilege of sharing in the ministry to the saints,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_62 1:3
what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
we should
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 15:23-30
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They wrote this letter to be delivered by them: From the apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers from among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.
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Because we have heard that some to whom we gave no authorization went out from us and troubled you with their words and unsettled your hearts,
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we have unanimously decided to select men and send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
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who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will personally report the same things by word of mouth.
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For it was the Holy Spirit's decision-- and ours-- to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
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that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
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Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.