Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God's message, but in God's sight we commend ourselves to every person's conscience by an open display of the truth.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right.
This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than men.
The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.
This led to sin; the people walked [in procession] before one of the calves all the way to Dan.
He will give up Israel, because of Jeroboam's sins that he committed and caused Israel to commit."
The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had commanded them, as was written in the letters she had sent them.
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, I will say whatever the LORD says to me."
Then King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, "Offer on the great altar the morning burnt offering, the evening grain offering, and the king's burnt offering and his grain offering. [Also offer] the burnt offering of all the people of the land, their grain offering, and their drink offerings. Sprinkle on the altar all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of sacrifice. The bronze altar will be for me to seek guidance."
But when he became strong, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the LORD his God by going into the LORD's sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar.
Azariah the priest, along with 80 brave priests of the Lord, went in after him.
They took their stand against King Uzziah and said, "Uzziah, you have no right to offer incense to the LORD-- only the consecrated priests, the descendants of Aaron, have the right to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully! You will not receive honor from the LORD God."
Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the LORD's temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.
Then Azariah the chief priest and all the priests turned to him and saw that he was diseased on his forehead. They rushed him out of there. He himself also hurried to get out because the LORD had afflicted him.
But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."
When Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house. The windows in its upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, for he is determined to follow what is worthless.
Now hear the word of the LORD. You say: Do not prophesy against Israel; do not preach against the house of Isaac.
The statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house have been observed; you have followed their policies. Therefore, I will make you a desolate place and the city's residents an object of contempt; you will bear the scorn of My people."
"Caesar's," they said to Him. Then He said to them, "Therefore, give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
By faith Moses, after he was born, was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn't fear the king's edict.
One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.
They worshiped the dragon because he gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war against him?"
A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.
He began to speak blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling-- those who dwell in heaven.
And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
All those who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.
If anyone has an ear, he should listen:
If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
And a third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
he will also drink the wine of God's wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb,
and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name.
Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith in Jesus."
[For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam.] Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones? Do you judge people fairly?
Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment."
I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say.
haven't you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?