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      Chapter 5

      The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

     1     aWhen Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on bthe 1mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

     2     aHe opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

     3     1aBlessed are the 2poor in spirit, for btheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

     4     “Blessed are athose who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

     5     “Blessed are athe 1gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

     6     “Blessed are athose who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

     7     “Blessed are athe merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

     8     “Blessed are athe pure in heart, for bthey shall see God.

     9     “Blessed are the peacemakers, for athey shall be called sons of God.

     10     “Blessed are those who have been apersecuted for the sake of righteousness, for btheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

     11     “Blessed are you when people ainsult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

     12     “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for ain the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


a Matt ch 5–7; Luke 6:20–49
b Mark 3:13; Luke 6:17; 9:28; John 6:3, 15
1 Or hill
a Matt 13:35; Acts 8:35; 10:34; 18:14
1 I.e. fortunate or prosperous, and so thr v 11
a Matt 5:3–12; Luke 6:20–23
2 I.e. those who are not spiritually arrogant
b Matt 5:10; 19:14; 25:34; Mark 10:14; Luke 6:20; 22:29f
a Is 61:2; John 16:20; Rev 7:17
a Ps 37:11
1 Or humble, meek
a Is 55:1, 2; John 4:14; 6:48ff; 7:37
a Prov 11:17; Matt 6:14, 15; 18:33–35
a Ps 24:4
b Heb 12:14; 1 John 3:2; Rev 22:4
a Matt 5:45; Luke 6:35; Rom 8:14
a 1 Pet 3:14
b Matt 5:3; 19:14; 25:34; Mark 10:14; Luke 6:20; 22:29f
a 1 Pet 4:14
a 2 Chr 36:16; Matt 23:37; Acts 7:52; 1 Thess 2:15; Heb 11:33ff; James 5:10
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Mt 5:1). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

John 20:19-23 (NASB95)

Jesus among His Disciples

     19     So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for afear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, “1bPeace be with you.”

     20     And when He had said this, aHe showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then brejoiced when they saw the Lord.

     21     So Jesus said to them again, “aPeace be with you; bas the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

     22     And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

     23     aIf you forgive the sins of any, their sins 1have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”


a John 7:13
* A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurrence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.
1 Lit Peace to you
b Luke 24:36; John 14:27; 20:21, 26
a Luke 24:39, 40; John 19:34
b John 16:20, 22
a Luke 24:36; John 14:27; 20:19, 26
b John 17:18
a Matt 16:19; 18:18
1 I.e. have previously been forgiven
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Jn 20:19). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

1720 emphusao { em-foo-sah’-o}
from 1722 and phusao (to puff) [cf 5453]; TDNT - 2:536,232; v
AV - breathe on 1; 1
GK - 1874 { ἐμφυσάω }
1)     to blow or breathe upon

This word used only once by the LXX translators in Gen 2:7 where God breathed on Adam and he became a living soul. Just as the original creation was completed by an act of God, so to the new creation was completed by an act from the Head of the new creation. (AWP Jo 20:22)

Strong, J. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (G1720). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.


Chapter 13

First Missionary Journey

     1     Now there were at aAntioch, in the bchurch that was there, cprophets and dteachers: eBarnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of fCyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with gHerod the tetrarch, and Saul.

     2     While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, athe Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me bBarnabas and Saul for cthe work to which I have called them.”

     3     Then, when they had fasted and aprayed and blaid their hands on them, cthey sent them away.

     4     So, being asent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to bCyprus.


a Acts 11:19
b Acts 11:26
c Acts 11:27; 15:32; 19:6; 21:9; 1 Cor 11:4f; 13:2, 8f; 14:29, 32, 37
d Rom 12:6f; 1 Cor 12:28f; Eph 4:11; James 3:1
e Acts 4:36
f Matt 27:32; Acts 11:20
g Matt 14:1
a Acts 8:29; 13:4
b Acts 4:36
c Acts 9:15
a Acts 1:24
b Acts 6:6
c Acts 13:4; 14:26
a Acts 13:2f
b Acts 4:36
New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Ac 13:1). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.