52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,
- so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God's ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.
- For those ruling are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil; and dost thou wish not to be afraid of the authority? that which is good be doing, and thou shalt have praise from it,
- for of God it is a ministrant to thee for good; and if that which is evil thou mayest do, be fearing, for not in vain doth it bear the sword; for of God it is a ministrant, an avenger for wrath to him who is doing that which is evil.
- Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,
- for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
- render, therefore, to all [their] dues; to whom tribute, the tribute; to whom custom, the custom; to whom fear, the fear; to whom honour, the honour.
- To no one owe anything, except to love one another; for he who is loving the other -- law he hath fulfilled,
- for, `Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Thou shalt not covet;' and if there is any other command, in this word it is summed up, in this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;'
- the love to the neighbor doth work no ill; the love, therefore, [is] the fulness of law.
- And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already [is] to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer [is] our salvation than when we did believe;
- the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;
- as in day-time, let us walk becomingly; not in revellings and drunkennesses, not in chamberings and lasciviousnesses, not in strife and emulation;
- but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the flesh take no forethought -- for desires.
- And him who is weak in the faith receive ye -- not to determinations of reasonings;
- one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs;
- let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him.
- Thou -- who art thou that art judging another's domestic? to his own master he doth stand or fall; and he shall be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
- One doth judge one day above another, and another doth judge every day [alike]; let each in his own mind be fully assured.
- He who is regarding the day, to the Lord he doth regard [it], and he who is not regarding the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He who is eating, to the Lord he doth eat, for he doth give thanks to God; and he who is not eating, to the Lord he doth not eat, and doth give thanks to God.
- For none of us to himself doth live, and none to himself doth die;
- for both, if we may live, to the Lord we live; if also we may die, to the Lord we die; both then if we may live, also if we may die, we are the Lord's;
- for because of this Christ both died and rose again, and lived again, that both of dead and of living he may be Lord.
- And thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand at the tribunal of the Christ;
- for it hath been written, `I live! saith the Lord -- to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;'
- so, then, each of us concerning himself shall give reckoning to God;
- no longer, therefore, may we judge one another, but this judge ye rather, not to put a stumbling-stone before the brother, or an offence.
- I have known, and am persuaded, in the Lord Jesus, that nothing [is] unclean of itself, except to him who is reckoning anything to be unclean -- to that one [it is] unclean;
- and if through victuals thy brother is grieved, no more dost thou walk according to love; do not with thy victuals destroy that one for whom Christ died.
- Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
- for the reign of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit;
- for he who in these things is serving the Christ, [is] acceptable to God and approved of men.
- So, then, the things of peace may we pursue, and the things of building up one another;
- for the sake of victuals cast not down the work of God; all things, indeed, [are] pure, but evil [is] to the man who is eating through stumbling.
- Right [it is] not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to [do anything] in which thy brother doth stumble, or is made to fall, or is weak.
- Thou hast faith! to thyself have [it] before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve,
- and he who is making a difference, if he may eat, hath been condemned, because [it is] not of faith; and all that [is] not of faith is sin.
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