highlighted Isaiah 45:1-7 NASB
Thus says the Lord to aCyrus His anointed,
highlighted Matthew 19:24-28 NASB
"Again I say to you, ait is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"And looking at them Jesus said to them, "aWith people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."Then Peter said to Him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?"And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when athe Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, byou also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
highlighted Matthew 19:18-23 NASB
Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "aYOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;aHONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and bYOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?"Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and asell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have btreasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, ait is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
highlighted Matthew 18:28-35 NASB
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'"So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.'"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed."So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened."Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.'aShould you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him."aMy heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
highlighted Matthew 17:14-20 NASB
aWhen they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a alunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water."I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him."And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me."And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not drive it out?"And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, aif you have faith the size of ba mustard seed, you will say to cthis mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and dnothing will be impossible to you.
highlighted Matthew 16:9-28 NASB
"Or athe seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets full you picked up?"How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But abeware of the leaven of the bPharisees and Sadducees."Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the aPharisees and Sadducees.aNow when Jesus came into the district of bCaesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that cthe Son of Man is?"And they said, "Some say aJohn the Baptist; and others, bElijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"Simon Peter answered, "You are athe Christ, bthe Son of cthe living God."And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, aSimon Barjona, because bflesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."I also say to you that you are aPeter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of bHades will not overpower it."I will give you athe keys of the kingdom of heaven; and bwhatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."aThen He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was bthe Christ.aFrom that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and bsuffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You."But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, aSatan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and atake up his cross and follow Me."For awhoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"For the aSon of Man bis going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and cWILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS."Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the aSon of Man bcoming in His kingdom.""Do you not yet understand or remember athe five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?
highlighted Matthew 15:22-38 NASB
And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, aSon of David; my daughter is cruelly bdemon-possessed."But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."But He answered and said, "I was sent only to athe lost sheep of the house of Israel."But she came and abegan to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, ayour faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed at once.aDeparting from there, Jesus went along by bthe Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and aHe healed them.So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they aglorified the God of Israel.aAnd Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "bI feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."The disciples said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."And He directed the people to sit down on the ground;and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and agiving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large abaskets full.And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
highlighted Matthew 14:25-36 NASB
And in athe fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is aa ghost!" And they cried out in fear.But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "aTake courage, it is I; bdo not be afraid."Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "aYou of little faith, why did you doubt?"When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly aGod's Son!"aWhen they had crossed over, they came to land at bGennesaret.And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;and they implored Him that they might just touch athe fringe of His cloak; and as many as btouched it were cured.