I have attempted to compile a list of all of the commands in the New
Testament. I have tried to include only direct commands and direct
statements. Examples and necessary conclusions drawn from the
Scriptures have been left out. I have attempted to be
but in a project of this scope it is extremely difficult to be
I am likely to have missed a few commands along the way.
My own comments on the commands have been indented so that they would
not be mistaken for the text.
For this document the passages have been taken from the American
Standard Version (1901) for copyright purposes.
This list is arranged only by the common order of the books except in
the case of parallel commands in the gospels (which are in italics).
Remarks about What Is Listed Here
- Several commands about following examples are listed, including
all or parts of John 13:14-15; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; Philippians
3:15-19; 1 John 2:6.
- Several commands are found in 1
Corinthians 10:1-11, which notes
how the experiences of Israel in the wilderness are lessons for
Christians. God had made known His will through the judgments on the
Israelites and Paul told the Corinthians that they needed to use that
example to understand God's will on idolatry, sexual immorality,
testing God, and grumbling (Israel had already received commands on
many or all of those matters). Christians needed to heed the example
and receive instruction from it (11). To disregard that instruction,
even before Paul had written them on the matter, would have left them
- In Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus in John 3, He taught
Nicodemus that he needed to be born again. 3:7
says that He had told
Nicodemus, "You must be born again." When we look at 3:3, we see that
Jesus had not used those words, simply saying, "unless one is born
again he cannot see the kingdom of God." Jesus had not stated as a
command, but it had the force of a command.
Remarks about What Is Not Listed Here
- Commands that obviously were personal or otherwise limited in
scope ("Remain on at Ephesus", 1 Timothy 1:3) are not included.
- Chapters like 2 Peter 2 have no direct commands in them, but is
there any doubt that God condemns the things done by the teachers
described in the chapter?
- At least three of Jesus' parables teach lessons without any
direct commands: The Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:45-46); The Rich
Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31); and The Pharisee and the Tax-Gatherer
(Luke 18:9-14). There can be no doubt that if we fail to follow the
lessons of these parables (putting God's kingdom first; showing mercy;
being humble instead of self-righteous) we are in sin even though there
is no "You shall" or "You shall not".
- In Acts 15, Peter told those gathered in Jerusalem how he had
learned that Gentiles could enter the church without circumcision. He
came to a logical conclusion based on what God had shown him (7-11).
Paul and Barnabas used their experiences among the Gentiles, in which
they had worked miracles by God's power, to demonstrate God's approval
of converting them without requiring circumcision (12). James
referenced (Simeon) Peter's argument (14) and noted that the Old
Testament prophets had said something that indicated the Gentiles could
join God's people (15-18, from Amos 9). James concluded that they could
not require circumcision of the Gentiles (19-20).
The letter approved
at that meeting condemned those who required new Christians to be
circumcised (24-29), which was clearly
correct. They made the decision without a direct command saying "You
must not require circumcision of Gentiles; even back in Chapters 10-11 there was no such direct command
the issue had first surfaced, but God's will had been established and
those who taught against it were in sin.
- Consider some of
the topics that are not made explicit in this
list of commands. How much clothing must we wear to be dressed
modestly? Modesty is mentioned in 1 Timothy 2:9,
but there Paul is concerned with much
more than covering a certain amount of our bodies and does not make any
specifications about how much to cover. Could we be wrong if we wore
Absolutely. How do we determine what is right and wrong? By commands?
We do not have commands for the particulars. Instead we look at the
Bible for God's principles and apply them. We can look at passages such
as Exodus 28:42-43; Isaiah 47:2-3; Ezekiel 23 to see what God considers
shameful to have uncovered. Otherwise we would have no reason to rebuke
someone who wore no more than civil law required to services.
- In his book Biblical Literacy, Joseph Telushkin lists the 613
commands that Moses Maimonides enumerated from the Torah (513-592). It
is interesting to note that 613 are in the 187 chapters of the Torah
while I found about 499 commands in the 260 chapters of the New
- Not all of these commands are ones that we are going to be able
to observe directly in others. What I mean is that I have never heard
of anyone disciplined for not "being transformed by the renewing of his
mind" (Romans 12:2), and I really do not
expect to hear of it. However,
it is still a command and the one who fails to do it is in sin! Even if
no one could evaluate whether others had followed some of these
commands, someone who was in violation of them would likely have their
sin show up in more concrete ways later.
The List of Commands in the
Matthew 4:17 From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent
ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 5:16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see
your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:22 but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his
brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to
his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever
shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire.
Matthew 5:23-24 If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar,
and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave
there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to
thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Matthew 5:28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman
to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matthew 5:32 but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his
wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress:
and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.
Matthew 5:34-37 but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the
heaven, for it is the throne of God; nor by the earth, for it is the
footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the
great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not
make one hair white or black. But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay,
nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil [one].
Matthew 5:39-42 but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but
whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let
him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go one
mile, go with him two. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that
would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Matthew 5:44 but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them
that persecute you;
Matthew 6:1-3 Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men,
to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in
heaven. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before
thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that
they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received
their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what
thy right hand doeth:
Matthew 6:5-7 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for
they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the
streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have
received their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine
inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in
secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee. And
in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think
that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Matthew 6:16-17 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a
sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen
of men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;
Matthew 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what
ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than
Matthew 6:33-34 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious
for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:12 All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should
do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 15:4 For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He
that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
Matthew 16:6 And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 18:8-9 And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut
it off, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life
maimed or halt, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast
into the eternal fire. And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck
it out, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life
with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of
Matthew 18:10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I
say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of
my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:15-17 And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his
fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy
brother. But if he hear [thee] not, take with thee one or two more,
that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be
established. And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church:
and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the
Gentile and the publican.
Matthew 18:21-22 Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall
my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times? Jesus
saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until
seventy times seven.
Matthew 19:6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Matthew 19:17-19 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning
that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest
enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? And
Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father
and mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the
commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not
bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother.
Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the
commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not
bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother.
Matthew 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them,
Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God
the things that are God's.
Mark 12:17 And Jesus said unto them,
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the
things that are God's. And they marvelled greatly at him.
Luke 20:25 And he said unto them,
Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the
things that are God's.
Matthew 22:37-39 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This
is the great and first commandment. And a second like [unto it] is
this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Matthew 23:3 all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, [these] do
and observe: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.
Matthew 23:8-10 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher,
and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father on the earth: for
one is your Father, [even] he who is in heaven. Neither be ye called
masters: for one is your master, [even] the Christ.
Matthew 26:26-27 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take,
eat; this is my body. And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to
them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Matthew 26:52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into
its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
I take this verse as a command against
all religious violence, not against any use of a weapon for hunting
food or other legitimate purposes.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I
commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the
Mark 1:15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.
Mark 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what
measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given
Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
Mark 8:34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and
said unto them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mark 9:43,45,47-48 And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off:
it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy
two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.... And if thy
foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter
into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into
hell.... And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is
good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather
than having two eyes to be cast into hell; where their worm dieth not,
and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness,
wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace
one with another.
Mark 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put
Mark 10:43-44 But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become
great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever would be first
among you, shall be servant of all.
Mark 11:25 And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught
against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you
Mark 12:30-31 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy
strength. The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 14:22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and when he had
blessed, he brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take ye: this is my
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to the whole creation.
Luke 3:3 And he came into all the region round about the Jordan,
preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;
Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin
not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say
unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto
Luke 3:11 And he answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats,
let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do
Luke 3:13 And he said unto them, Extort no more than that which is
Luke 3:14 And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do?
And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse
[any one] wrongfully; and be content with your wages.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Luke 4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not
make trial of the Lord thy God.
Luke 6:22-23 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they
shall separate you [from their company,] and reproach you, and cast out
your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice in that day, and
leap [for joy]: for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the
same manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luke 6:27-31 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good
to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, pray for them that
despitefully use you. To him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer
also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloak withhold not
thy coat also. Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that
taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men
should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do [them] good, and lend, never
despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the
Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
Luke 6:36-38 Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful. And judge
not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be
condemned: release, and ye shall be released: give, and it shall be
given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running
over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it
shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me cast
out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the
beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam
out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the
mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Luke 8:8 And other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought
forth fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, He that
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 9:23 And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him
deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my
chosen: hear ye him.
Luke 10:2 And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but
the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he send forth laborers into his harvest.
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
Luke 10:37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. And Jesus said
unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and
ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Luke 11:35 Look therefore whether the light that is in thee be not
Luke 11:41 But give for alms those things which are within; and behold,
all things are clean unto you.
Luke 11:42 But woe unto you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and
every herb, and pass over justice and the love of God: but these ought
ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who after
he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear
Luke 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be
not anxious for [your] life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on.
Luke 12:31 Yet seek ye his kingdom, and these things shall be added
Luke 12:33 Sell that which ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves
purses which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth.
Luke 12:35-36 Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;
and be ye yourselves like unto men looking for their lord, when he
shall return from the marriage feast; that, when he cometh and
knocketh, they may straightway open unto him.
Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto
you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Luke 14:8-10 When thou art bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit
not down in the chief seat; lest haply a more honorable man than thou
be bidden of him, and he that bade thee and him shall come and say to
thee, Give this man place; and then thou shalt begin with shame to take
the lowest place. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the
lowest place; that when he that hath bidden thee cometh, he may say to
thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have glory in the presence
of all that sit at meat with thee.
Luke 14:12-13 And he said to him also that had bidden him, When thou
makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren,
nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest haply they also bid thee
again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, bid
the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
We should understand that this does not
prohibit ever eating with our friends, but we must not disregard the
commandment to help those who are less fortunate.
Luke 14:27 Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
Luke 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of
the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may
receive you into the eternal tabernacles.
I do not think Jesus was being
sarcastic here but that He was commanding us to use our money in the
Luke 16:18 Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
committeth adultery: and he that marrieth one that is put away from a
husband committeth adultery.
Luke 17:3-4 Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him;
and if he repent, forgive him. And if he sin against thee seven times
in the day, and seven times turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou
shalt forgive him.
Luke 17:22-23 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when
ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall
not see it. And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not
away, nor follow after [them]:
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not led astray: for many
shall come in my name, saying, I am [he]; and, The time is at hand: go
ye not after them.
Luke 22:17-19 And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he
said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: for I say unto you, I
shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until the
kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and when he had given
thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is
given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Luke 22:26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is the greater among
you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that
John 1:43 On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he
findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.
This is specifically meant for Philip,
but all of us have been given the same commandment.
John 2:16 and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things
hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye
must be born anew.
Compare this verse to 3. Jesus had not
expressed this as a commandment in 3 but it still had the force of a
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in
spirit and truth.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall
John 6:20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
John 6:27 Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which
abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you:
for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
John 8:11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I
condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.]
John 10:37-38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But
if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may
know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am,
there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the
John 12:36 While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may
become sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and he departed and hid
himself from them.
John 13:14 If I then, the Lord and the
Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another;
even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or
else believe me for the very works' sake.
John 14:15 If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide
John 15:9 Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you:
abide ye in my love.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I
have loved you.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be made full.
John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and see my
hands; and reach [hither] thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.
Acts 2:38 And Peter [said] unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins;
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be
blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the
presence of the Lord;
Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord,
if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.
Acts 10:15 And a voice [came] unto him again
the second time, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common.
Acts 10:42 And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify
that this is he who is ordained of God [to be] the Judge of the living
and the dead.
Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus
Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Acts 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying,] I have set thee
for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto
the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 14:15 and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of
like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn
from these vain things unto a living God, who made the heaven and the
earth and the sea, and all that in them is:
Acts 14:22 confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to
continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter
into the kingdom of God.
Acts 15:20,29 but that we write unto them,
that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication,
and from what is strangled, and from blood.... that ye abstain from
things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled,
and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, it shall be
well with you. Fare ye well.
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be
saved, thou and thy house.
Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he
commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent:
Acts 19:4 And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come
after him, that is, on Jesus.
Acts 20:28 Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which
the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord
which he purchased with his own blood.
Acts 20:35 In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye
ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 21:25 But as touching the Gentiles that have believed, we wrote,
giving judgment that they should keep themselves from things sacrificed
to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on his name.
Acts 23:5 And Paul said, I knew not, brethren, that he was high priest:
for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of a ruler of thy people.
Acts 26:20 but declared both to them of Damascus first and at
Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judaea, and also to the
Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy
Romans 1:28-32 And even as they refused to have God in [their]
knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things
which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife,
deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, hateful to God, insolent,
haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection,
unmerciful: who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise
such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent
with them that practise them.
Romans 2:1-2 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou
art that judgest: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemnest
thyself; for thou that judgest dost practise the same things. And we
know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that
practise such things.
You can see this as a command against
hypocrisy or, more likely, a continuation of the command at the end of
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound? God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any
longer live therein?
Romans 6:11-13 Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin,
but alive unto God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your
mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof: neither present
your members unto sin [as] instruments of unrighteousness; but present
yourselves unto God, as alive from the dead, and your members [as]
instruments of righteousness unto God.
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but
under grace? God forbid.
Romans 8:12-13 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to
live after the flesh: for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but
if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Romans 9:19-20 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find
fault? For who withstandeth his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that
repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it,
Why didst thou make me thus?
Romans 10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus [as]
Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved:
Romans 10:13 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall
Romans 11:17-18 But if some of the branches were broken off, and thou,
being a wild olive, wast grafted in among them, and didst become
partaker with them of the root of the fatness of the olive tree; glory
not over the branches: but if thou gloriest, it is not thou that
bearest the root, but the root thee.
Romans 11:20 Well; by their unbelief they were broken off, and thou
standest by thy faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
[which is] your spiritual service.
Romans 12:2 And be not fashioned according to
this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye
may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every
man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to each man a measure of faith.
Romans 12:6-8 And having gifts differing according to the grace that
was given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the
proportion of our faith; or ministry, [let us give ourselves] to our
ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching; or he that exhorteth,
to his exhorting: he that giveth, [let him do it] with liberality; he
that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.
Romans 12:10-13 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to
another; in honor preferring one another; in diligence not slothful;
fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in
tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; communicating to the
necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
Romans 12:14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind
on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in
your own conceits.
Romans 12:17-21 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things
honorable in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as in you
lieth, be at peace with all men. Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but
give place unto the wrath [of God]: for it is written, Vengeance
belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. But if thine
enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so
doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome of
evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 13:1-3 Let every soul be in
subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and
the [powers] that be are ordained of God. Therefore he that resisteth
the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand
shall receive to themselves judgment. For rulers are not a terror to
the good work, but to the evil. And wouldest thou have no fear of the
power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same:
Romans 13:5-7 Wherefore [ye] must needs be in subjection, not only
because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For this cause ye
pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending
continually upon this very thing. Render to all their dues: tribute to
whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor
to whom honor.
Romans 13:8-10 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he
that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt
not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up
in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love
worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the
Romans 13:11-13 And this, knowing the season, that already it is time
for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than
when we [first] believed. The night is far spent, and the day is at
hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armor of light. Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in
revelling and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in
strife and jealousy.
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not
provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].
Romans 14:1-3 But him that is weak in faith receive ye, [yet] not for
decision of scruples. One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that
is weak eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth set at nought him that
eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for
God hath received him.
Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth
every day [alike]. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge
ye this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock in his brother's way,
or an occasion of falling.
Romans 14:15-16 For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou
walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom
Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
Romans 14:19-20 So then let us follow after things which make for
peace, and things whereby we may edify one another. Overthrow not for
meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is
evil for that man who eateth with offence.
Romans 14:22-23 The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before
God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.
But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of
faith; and whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Romans 15:1-2 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of
the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his
neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.
Romans 15:5-7 Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of
the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus: that with one
accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also
received you, to the glory of God.
Romans 15:10-11 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his
people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; And let all the
peoples praise him.
Romans 16:16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of
Christ salute you.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing
the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine
which ye learned: and turn away from them.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and [that] there be
no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfected together in the same
mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given unto
me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth
thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.
1 Corinthians 4:16 I beseech you
therefore, be ye imitators of me.
1 Corinthians 5:4-5 in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered
together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, to deliver
such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit
may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Some translations do not make 5 sound
like as much of a command, but it still was necessary for the church at
Corinth to perform and Christians today have the same responsibility.
1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,
even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed,
1 Corinthians 5:9-11 I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company
with fornicators; not at all [meaning] with the fornicators of this
world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for
then must ye needs go out of the world: but as it is, I wrote unto you
not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a
fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard,
or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.
1 Corinthians 5:12-13 For what have I to do with judging them that are
without? Do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are
without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his
neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
Clearly this is a negative command,
though not phrased that way.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not
inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves
with men, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ?
shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of
a harlot? God forbid.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is
without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against
his own body.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent
for a season, that ye may give yourselves unto prayer, and may be
together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 But unto the married I give charge, [yea] not I,
but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband (but should she
depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her
husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:12-13 But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any
brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him,
let him not leave her. And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband,
and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:18 Was any man called being circumcised? Let him not
become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? Let him
not be circumcised.
1 Corinthians 7:23-24 Ye were bought with a price; become not
bondservants of men. Brethren, let each man, wherein he was called,
therein abide with God.
1 Corinthians 8:12-13 And thus, sinning against the brethren, and
wounding their conscience when it is weak, ye sin against Christ.
Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh
for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.
Though this also is not in the form of
a commandment, it summarizes the binding teaching of the entire chapter.
1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so did the Lord ordain that they that proclaim
the gospel should live of the gospel.
This is not the only way preachers can
receive money, but I think this is still a command.
1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things
were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things,
as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 10:7-10 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as
it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to
play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and
fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us make trial of
the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but [each] his neighbor's
1 Corinthians 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered
in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience
1 Corinthians 10:32 Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or
to Greeks, or to the church of God:
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye imitators of
me, even as I also am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:6-7 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be
shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her
be veiled. For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled,
forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the
glory of the man.
1 Corinthians 11:10 for this cause ought the woman to have [a sign of]
authority on her head, because of the angels.
1 Corinthians 11:27-28 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink
the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body
and the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself, and so let him
eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
1 Corinthians 11:33-34 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to
eat, wait one for another. If any man is hungry, let him eat at home;
that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set
in order whensoever I come.
1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual
[gifts,] but rather that ye may prophesy.
The first part of the command applies
to us today, though the second does not.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in mind: yet in malice be
ye babes, but in mind be men.
1 Corinthians 14:26 What is it then, brethren? When ye come together,
each one hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a
tongue, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 let the women keep silence in the churches: for
it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection,
as also saith the law. And if they would learn anything, let them ask
their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in
1 Corinthians 14:40 But let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for
some have no knowledge of God: I speak [this] to move you to shame.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know that your labor is not vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I
gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. Upon the first
day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may
prosper, that no collections be made when I come.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like
men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that ye do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:15-16 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house
of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have
set themselves to minister unto the saints), that ye also be in
subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and
2 Corinthians 2:7-8 so that contrariwise ye should rather forgive him
and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up
with his overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you to confirm [your]
love toward him.
2 Corinthians 4:2 but we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not
walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because
we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died; and he died
for all, that they that live should no longer live unto themselves, but
unto him who for their sakes died and rose again.
Though this is not in the form of a
command, who could deny that what the love of Christ compels us to do
2 Corinthians 5:20 We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as
though God were entreating by us: we beseech [you] on behalf of Christ,
be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what
fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath
light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us
cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 8:7-11 But as ye abound in everything, [in] faith, and
utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all earnestness, and [in] your love
to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also. I speak not by way of
commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the
sincerity also of your love.... And herein I give [my] judgment: for
this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a
year ago, not only to do, but also to will. But now complete the doing
also; that as [there was] the readiness to will, so [there may be] the
completion also out of your ability.
2 Corinthians 9:7 [Let] each man [do] according as he hath purposed in
his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful
This seems to be a general principle
binding upon all and not just the Corinthians.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith;
prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus
Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.
Galatians 5:1 For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore,
and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in
this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
[these]: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery,
enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,
envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn
you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:25-26 If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also
walk. Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, even if a man be overtaken in any trespass, ye
who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness;
looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Galatians 6:6 But let him that is taught in the word communicate unto
him that teacheth in all good things.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which
is good toward all men, and especially toward them that are of the
household of the faith.
Ephesians 4:1-3 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to
walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all
lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in
love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Ephesians 4:22-24 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of
life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; and
that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man,
that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each
one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 4:26-27 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down
upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him
labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have
whereof to give to him that hath need.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but
such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace
to them that hear.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were
sealed unto the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor,
and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one
to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in
Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 5:1-2 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up
for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
Ephesians 5:3-4 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,
let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; nor filthiness,
nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather
giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:6-7 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of
these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. Be
not ye therefore partakers with them;
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord:
walk as children of light
Ephesians 5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather even reprove them;
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore [he] saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and
arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
Ephesians 5:15-16 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise,
but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the
will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:18-19 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be
filled with the Spirit; speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
Ephesians 5:21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of
Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as
unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also
is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body. But
as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to
their husbands in everything.
Ephesians 5:25-28 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself up for it; ... Even so ought husbands also
to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own
wife loveth himself:
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
The application is to the union of
Christ and the church in the following verses, but the context shows it
is still binding upon husbands and wives under the New Covenant.
Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is
right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with
Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but
nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:5-7 Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the
flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your
heart, as unto Christ; not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers;
but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with
good will doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men:
Ephesians 6:9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, and
forbear threatening: knowing that he who is both their Master and yours
is in heaven, and there is no respect of persons with him.
Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength
of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.... Wherefore take up the whole
armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and,
having done all, to stand.
The same command continues until 18.
Philippians 1:27-28 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the
gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you and be absent, I may
hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul
striving for the faith of the gospel; and in nothing affrighted by the
adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of
your salvation, and that from God;
Philippians 2:2 make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having
the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;
Philippians 2:3-4 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory,
but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; not
looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the
things of others.
Philippians 2:5-8 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: ... and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and questionings:
Philippians 2:17-18 Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and
service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all: and in the same
manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the
same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 3:14-16 I press on toward
the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let
us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in
anything ye are otherwise minded, this also shall God reveal unto you:
only, whereunto we have attained, by that same [rule] let us walk.
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark
them that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:5 Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is
Philippians 4:6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think
on these things.
Philippians 4:9 The things which ye both learned and received and heard
and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Colossians 1:10 to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing
fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
This is not phrased as a command, but
it was the object of Paul's prayer (see the previous verse) and clearly
Colossians 2:6-7 As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so]
walk in him, rooted and builded up in him, and established in your
faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Colossians 3:1-2 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the
things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of
God. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that
are upon the earth.
Colossians 3:5 Put to death therefore your members which are upon the
earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and
covetousness, which is idolatry;
Colossians 3:8-9 but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath,
malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth: lie not one to
another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings,
Colossians 3:12-13 Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved,
a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;
forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a
complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:
whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you,
so also should you.
Colossians 3:14 and above all these things [put on] love, which is the
bond of perfectness.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the
which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all
wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms [and] hymns
[and] spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God. And
whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting
in the Lord.
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against
Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is
well-pleasing in the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not
Colossians 3:22-23 Servants, obey in all things them that are your
masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers,
but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord: whatsoever ye do, work
heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;
Colossians 4:1 Masters, render unto your servants that which is just
and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Colossians 4:2 Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with
salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 as ye know how we [dealt with] each one of you,
as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging
[you,] and testifying, to the end that ye should walk worthily of God,
who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you
in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and
to please God, even as ye do walk, --that ye abound more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 For this is the will of God, [even] your
sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; that each one of you
know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and
1 Thessalonians 4:6 that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in
the matter: because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also
we forewarned you and testified.
This might be combined with 3-4 earlier
in the chapter.
1 Thessalonians 4:10-11 for indeed ye do it toward all the brethren
that are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brethren, that ye abound
more and more; and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own
business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;
1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let
us watch and be sober.... But let us, since we are of the day, be
sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet,
the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other
up, even as also ye do.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that
labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to
esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the
disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be
longsuffering toward all.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render unto any one evil for evil;
but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always;
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 pray without ceasing; in everything give
thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-20 Quench not the Spirit; despise not
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 prove all things; hold fast that which is good;
abstain from every form of evil.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for [it will
not be,] except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition,
The part of the verse that concerns us here is that about not being
beguiled or deceived.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the
traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that
walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they received of
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort in
the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own
2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 And if any man obeyeth not our word by this
epistle, note that man, that ye have no company with him, to the end
that he may be ashamed. And [yet] count him not as an enemy, but
admonish him as a brother.
1 Timothy 2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray in every place,
lifting up holy hands, without wrath and disputing.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 In like manner, that women
adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety;
not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment; but (which
becometh women professing godliness) through good works.
1 Timothy 2:11-12 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.
But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but
to be in quietness.
1 Timothy 3:2-7 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the
husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to
hospitality, apt to teach; no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not
contentious, no lover of money; one that ruleth well his own house,
having [his] children in subjection with all gravity; ... not a novice,
lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest
he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 3:8-9 Deacons in like manner [must be] grave, not
double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
1 Timothy 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them serve
as deacons, if they be blameless.
1 Timothy 3:11 Women in like manner [must be] grave, not slanderers,
temperate, faithful in all things.
1 Timothy 3:12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling [their]
children and their own houses well.
1 Timothy 4:7 but refuse profane and old wives' fables. And exercise
thyself unto godliness:
1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.
Consider the earlier part of the
chapter to get the full context of this command.
1 Timothy 4:12-16 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample
to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in
purity. Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to
teaching.... Be diligent in these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy progress may be manifest unto all. Take heed to thyself, and
to thy teaching. Continue in these things; for in doing this thou shalt
save both thyself and them that hear thee.
While some of these instructions
(especially 14) apply specifically to spiritual gifts, most are general.
1 Timothy 5:1-2 Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the
younger men as brethren: the elder women as mothers; the younger as
sisters, in all purity.
1 Timothy 5:3-4 Honor widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow
hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety
towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is
acceptable in the sight of God.
1 Timothy 5:5-7 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her
hope set on God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and
day. But she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead while she liveth.
These things also command, that they may be without reproach.
The context of 7 may extend further
back than 5.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his
own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an
1 Timothy 5:9-10 Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years
old, [having been] the wife of one man, well reported of for good
works; if she hath brought up children, if she hath used hospitality to
strangers, if she hath washed the saints' feet, if she hath relieved
the afflicted, if she hath diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 5:16 If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve
them, and let not the church be burdened; that it mat relieve them that
are widows indeed.
1 Timothy 5:19-20 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at
[the mouth of] two or three witnesses. Them that sin reprove in the
sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
1 Timothy 5:21 I charge [thee] in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus,
and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice,
doing nothing by partiality.
1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of
other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
1 Timothy 6:1-2 Let as many as are servants under the yoke count their
own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine
be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not
despise them, because they are brethren; but let them serve them the
rather, because they that partake of the benefit are believing and
beloved. These things teach and exhort.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teacheth a different doctrine, and
consenteth not to sound words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; ...
wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing
that godliness is a way of gain.
1 Timothy 6:12-14 Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the
life eternal, whereunto thou wast called, and didst confess the good
confession in the sight of many witnesses. I charge thee in the sight
of God, who giveth life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who before
Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession; that thou keep the
commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our
Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this present world, that
they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of
riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they
do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to
distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a
good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the
life which is [life] indeed.
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, guard that which is committed unto [thee,]
turning away from the profane babblings and oppositions of the
knowledge which is falsely so called;
2 Timothy 1:6 For which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir
up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands.
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord,
nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according
to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:13-14 Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard
from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing
which was committed unto [thee] guard through the Holy Spirit which
dwelleth in us.
2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace
that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard from me among many
witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to
teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:3 Suffer hardship with [me,] as a good soldier of Christ
2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging [them]
in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no
profit, to the subverting of them that hear.
The things of which to remind others
may go back to 11 or even further.
2 Timothy 2:15 Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed
further in ungodliness,
2 Timothy 2:22 But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness,
faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing
that they gender strifes.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle
towards all, apt to teach, forbearing, in meekness correcting them that
oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto
the knowledge of the truth,
2 Timothy 3:2-5 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money,
boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
... holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore.
From these also turn away.
2 Timothy 3:14 But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.
2 Timothy 4:1-2 I charge [thee] in the sight of God, and of Christ
Jesus, who shall judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing
and his kingdom: preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
2 Timothy 4:5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the
work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.
Titus 1:7-9 For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not
self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of
filthy lucre; but given to hospitality, as lover of good, sober-minded,
just, holy, self-controlled; holding to the faithful word which is
according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound
doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.
This is not a command to appoint a
certain man or number of men, but to appoint men who did not meet these
qualifications would violate the command given here.
Titus 1:10-11 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and
deceivers, specially they of the circumcision, whose mouths must be
stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they
ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
To be an empty talker or a deceiver
would be to violate God's commandment.
Titus 1:13-14 This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them
sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish
fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
Titus 2:1-2 But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:
that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in
love, in patience:
Titus 2:3-5 that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not
slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good;
that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love
their children, to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind,
being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not
having no evil thing to say of us.
Titus 2:6-8 the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded: in all
things showing thyself an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine
showing uncorruptness, gravity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned;
that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed,
Titus 2:9-10 Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters,
and to be well-pleasing to them in all things; not gainsaying; not
purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus 2:15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all
authority. Let no man despise thee.
Titus 3:1-2 Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to
authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work, to speak
evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all
meekness toward all men.
Titus 3:8 Faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire
that thou affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed
God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable unto men:
Titus 3:9-10 but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and
strifes, and fightings about law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A
factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
Titus 3:14 And let our [people] also learn to maintain good works for
necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the
things that were heard, lest haply we drift away [from them].
Hebrews 3:12-13 Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any
one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living
God: but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called To-day;
lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin:
Hebrews 4:11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest,
that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.
Hebrews 4:14 Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through
the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne
of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help [us] in
time of need.
Hebrews 6:12 that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through
faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience: and having our
body washed with pure water,
Hebrews 10:23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver
not; for he is faithful that promised:
Hebrews 10:24-25 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love
and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as the
custom of some is, but exhorting [one another]; and so much the more,
as ye see the day drawing nigh.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with
so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:5 and ye have forgotten the exhortation which reasoneth with
you as with sons, My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the
Lord, Nor faint when thou art reproved of him;
Hebrews 12:12-13 Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the
palsied knees; and make straight paths for your feet, that that which
is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification
without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:15 looking carefully lest [there be] any man that falleth
short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up
trouble [you,] and thereby the many be defiled;
Hebrews 12:16 lest [there be] any fornication, or profane person, as
Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.
Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they
escaped not when they refused him that warned [them] on earth, much
more [shall not] we [escape] who turn away from him that [warneth] from
Hebrews 13:1 Let love of the brethren continue.
Hebrews 13:2 Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some
have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them
that are illtreated, as being yourselves also in the body.
Hebrews 13:5 Be ye free from the love of money; content with such
things as ye have: for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee,
neither will I in any wise forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them that had the rule over you, men that spake
unto you the word of God; and considering the issue of their life,
imitate their faith.
Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried away by divers and strange teachings: for
it is good that the heart be established by grace; not by meats,
wherein they that occupied themselves were not profited.
Hebrews 13:13 Let us therefore go forth unto him without the camp,
bearing his reproach.
Hebrews 13:15 Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to
God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with
such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit [to
them]: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give
account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this
[were] unprofitable for you.
James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold
James 1:5-6 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who
giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is
like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
James 1:9-10 But let the brother of low degree glory in his high
estate: and the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of
the grass he shall pass away.
James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for
God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:
James 1:19 Ye know [this,] my beloved brethren. But let every man be
swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
James 1:21 Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of
wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to
save your souls.
James 2:1 My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ,
[the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
James 2:8 Howbeit if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the
scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:
James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not
kill. Now if thou dost not commit adultery, but killest, thou art
become a transgressor of the law.
James 3:1 Be not many [of you] teachers, my brethren, knowing that we
shall receive heavier judgment.
James 3:10 out of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My
brethren, these things ought not so to be.
James 3:13-14 Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by
his good life his works in meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter
jealousy and faction in your heart, glory not and lie not against the
James 4:7-10 Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and
he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye
doubleminded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be
turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the
sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you.
James 4:11 Speak not one against another, brethren. He that speaketh
against a brother, or judgeth his brother, speaketh against the law,
and judgeth the law: but if thou judgest the law, thou art not a doer
of the law, but a judge.
James 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both
live, and do this or that.
James 4:17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not,
to him it is sin.
James 5:7-8 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the
Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the
earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter
rain. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the
Lord is at hand.
James 5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not
judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.
James 5:13 Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful?
Let him sing praise.
James 5:14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name
of the Lord:
James 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for
another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man
availeth much in its working.
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and
set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at
the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1 Peter 1:14-16 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves
according to your former lusts in [the time of] your ignorance: but
like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all
manner of living; because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to
the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from
the heart fervently:
1 Peter 2:1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is
without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation;
1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to
abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul;
1 Peter 2:13-14 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's
sake: whether to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as sent by
him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well.
1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the
1 Peter 2:18 Servants, [be] in subjection to your masters with all
fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
1 Peter 2:21-23 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his
steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when
he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but
committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 3:1 In like manner, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your won
husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the
word be gained by the behavior of their wives;
1 Peter 3:3-4 Whose [adorning] let it not be the outward adorning of
braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on
apparel; but [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in the
incorruptible [apparel] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the
sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:7 Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with [your wives]
according to knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker
vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that
your prayers be not hindered.
1 Peter 3:8-9 Finally, [be] ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as
brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded: not rendering evil for evil, or
reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye
called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:10-11 For, He that would love life, And see good days, Let
him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no
guile: And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek
peace, and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:14-15 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake,
blessed [are ye:] and fear not their fear, neither be troubled; but
sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: [being] ready always to give
answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that
is in you, yet with meekness and fear:
1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye
yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the
flesh hath ceased from sin;
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of
sound mind, and be sober unto prayer:
1 Peter 4:8 above all things being fervent in your love among
yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:
1 Peter 4:9 using hospitality one to another without murmuring:
1 Peter 4:10 according as each hath received a gift, ministering it
among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;
1 Peter 4:11 if any man speaketh, [speaking] as it were oracles of God;
is any man ministereth, [ministering] as of the strength which God
supplieth: that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus
Christ, whose is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings,
rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with
1 Peter 4:15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or
an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:
1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will
of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.
1 Peter 5:2-3 Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the
oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to [the will of]
God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as lording
it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to
1 Peter 5:5-7 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all
of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God
resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves
therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due
time; casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, whom withstand
stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are
accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.
2 Peter 1:5-7 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all
diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in [your] virtue knowledge;
and in [your] knowledge self-control; and in [your] self-control
patience; and in [your] patience godliness; and in [your] godliness
brotherly kindness; and in [your] brotherly kindness love.
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your
calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for these things,
give diligence that ye may be found in peace, without spot and
blameless in his sight.
2 Peter 3:17-18 Ye therefore, beloved, knowing [these things]
beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the
wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in the grace and
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] the glory
both now and for ever. Amen.
1 John 2:6-9 he that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also to walk even as he walked. Beloved, no new
commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from
the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard. Again, a
new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in
you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already
shineth. He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in
the darkness even until now.
It is not entirely clear to me whether
John is referring forward or backward in the "commandments" of 7-8.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the
beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye
also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father.
1 John 3:16 Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us:
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 3:18 [My] Little children, let us not love in word, neither with
the tongue; but in deed and truth.
1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits,
whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one
1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth
God love his brother also.
1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he
shall ask, and [God] will give him life for them that sin not unto
death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this do I say that he
should make request.
2 John 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote to thee a
new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love
2 John 6 And this is love, that we should walk after his commandments.
This is the commandment, even as ye heard from the beginning, that ye
should walk in it.
2 John 10 If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching,
receive him not into [your] house, and give him no greeting:
3 John 8 We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be
fellow-workers for the truth.
3 John 11 Beloved, imitate not that which is evil, but that which is
good. He that doeth good is of God: he that doeth evil hath not seen
Jude 3 Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of
our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you
to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered
unto the saints.
Jude 20-21 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy
faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God,
looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jude 22-23 And on some have mercy, who are in doubt; and some save,
snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.