Friday, October 28, 2011

Prophecy Speaks (E.A.Rowell)

Someone from Perth, Australia sent me the book 'Prophecy Speaks' by E.A. Rowell.  I can only guess that it was someone who had read my blog about my atheistic past.

I very much enjoyed the book.  Thank you very much for sending it to me.  Though it was written in 1933, I found it very powerful in its, what to me were new arguments for the divine nature of the Bible and Jesus.

I would highly recommend the book to others and indeed have passed the book along to others.

Again Thank you very much for sending the book to me.

Yours in the love of Christ,

Dave Stokely

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ignoring is for priests and Levites. . .

I was going to do a little Bible word study this lunch hour on the word ‘ignore’. It was a quick study. In neither the KJV Old Testament nor in the KJV New Testament is the word ignore or any form thereof found.

 In short, is your desire to be Godlike?. . .want to be Christlike?. . . Jesus never ignored. . . I cannot find that God is ever recorded as ignoring a person or a situation. Jesus was about engaging everyone He could. . . in every manner that He could. It wasn’t always pleasant, as when he drove the money changers from the temple. Sometimes He was in your face confrontational, as in the numerous times that He confronted the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. . . but. . . but. . . BUT He is never recorded to have walked by. . . ignoring someone in need. . . the priest and the Levite are used as illustrations of what not to do. The Samaritan is given as the model of how we are to behave.

Jesus was all about engagement and never about shutting someone out. He was about tearing walls down and not about building them up. . . We are instructed to be fisher’s of men and a hook on the end of a fishing pole. . . or a net cast into the ocean is the ultimate in non-discriminatory ministry. . .

I’ve been so very convicted for the past past month or so. . . I live in a very small town. Over the past two years, I have seen an individual quite regularly, whom I have in my mind accused, tried, and convicted of living a sinful lifestyle. I have completely written them off. On numerous occasions, I have done my best to ignore him, when passing in the grocery store aisles. My heart has been filled with anger at him. . . not love. I am so convicted. I am very ashamed at this self-righteousness within me.

I am now seeking to do my best to engage this person in love. . . without condemnation. . . more recently I see the ‘Occupy’ people in downtown Elkhart, on many afternoons when I pick my wife up from work. Again a feeling of anger has risen up within me. I really cannot even articulate a reason why. Perhaps in some way I feel threatened by them, but these are people greatly and genuinely dissatisfied with the world and how life is treating them. They are openly proclaiming their unhappiness. These men and women, so fervently waving their signs are opportunities for ministry.  Their signs are cries for help. . .symptoms of their seeking change.  They are looking for the answers to life’s various problems in politics and the solutions of man. . . A recipe for nothing but increased discontent.

One afternoon, I plan to arrive early. . .I need to spend some time to engage them. . . hear their woes. . . feel the pain in their hearts. . . and just maybe help them to show them a different . . . a non-political answer. . .

Friday, October 21, 2011

Where is Hope?

In the perfect silky darkness of the womb. . . no hope was required. No need went unfilled. No sharp edges. . . No dimension of cold. . . No hunger. . . No lack in any measure. . . till fullness of term burst upon us in an inky magnitude 10 rupture of our universe. . .once a velvet vault. . . now a velvet vise. . . an amniotic tsunami carryied us forth. . .our first breath, a lung filled scream at the injustice. . harsh sterile lights. . .sudden lack. . . spawned in hunger. . . cold. . .and fear. . .

We live a lifetime of yearning for return to that maternal garden of Eden. . . Compounding needs. . .hunger. . . loneliness. . . pain. . . fear. . .grasping our fading memory of perfection. . . believing against all evidence that that one day we can return to that secret garden. . . our personal Eden. . . this is the mother of hope.

To hope is the oxygen of our soul. . . to draw breath is to hope. . .To look forward then to the other boundary of our earthly life. . .to the aching darkness of the grave. . . in that domain, there is no hope. With stillness of breath, comes the expiring of hope. . .Through that doorway, no unfound need gets filled. . .all false hope unmasked. . .

Between these lands of hope unknown and hope deceased, reside one true hope. . . He is the eternal hope of all mankind. His name is Jesus. He is God almighty robed in flesh. . . He is God our Father come to earth to save us. He is God who placed Himself upon the cross. . . He is God who became a lamb, to be willingly sacrificed for our sins. . .who by His horrible and humiliating execution, opened a doorway, enabling us to escape death and thereby become our HOPE fulfilled.

What are your aches and pains. . .
What are your fears and sorrows. . .

Lay them aside. . .
Place them before Him. . .
Receive His embrace. . .
Receive His promise never to forsake you. . .
Accept His sacrifice and forever celebrate with Him. . .

Come with us, to the land of joy and hope. . .

Bible occurrences of the word 'Hope'

I'm doing a Bible study on hope.  Here are all the occurrences of the word hope in the King James Version:

(Ruth 1:12) Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

(Ezra 10:2) And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

(Esther 9:1) Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)

(Job 4:6) Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?

(Job 5:16) So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

(Job 6:11) What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

(Job 6:20) They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

(Job 7:6) My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

(Job 8:13) So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

(Job 8:14) Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

(Job 11:18) And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

(Job 11:20) But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

(Job 14:7) For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

(Job 14:19) The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

(Job 17:15) And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

(Job 19:10) He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.

(Job 27:8) For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

(Job 31:24) If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

(Job 41:9) Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

(Psalms 16:9) Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

(Psalms 22:9) But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

(Psalms 31:24) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

(Psalms 33:18) Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

(Psalms 33:22) Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

(Psalms 38:15) For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

(Psalms 39:7) And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

(Psalms 42:5) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

(Psalms 42:11) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

(Psalms 43:5) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

(Psalms 71:5) For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

(Psalms 71:14) But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

(Psalms 78:7) That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

(Psalms 119:43) And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

(Psalms 119:49) ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

(Psalms 119:74) They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

(Psalms 119:81) CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

(Psalms 119:114) Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

(Psalms 119:116) Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

(Psalms 119:147) I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

(Psalms 119:166) LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

(Psalms 130:5) I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

(Psalms 130:7) Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

(Psalms 131:3) Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

(Psalms 146:5) Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

(Psalms 147:11) The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

(Proverbs 10:28) The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

(Proverbs 11:7) When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

(Proverbs 13:12) Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

(Proverbs 14:32) The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

(Proverbs 19:18) Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

(Proverbs 26:12) Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

(Proverbs 29:20) Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

(Ecclesiastes 9:4) For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

(Isaiah 38:18) For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

(Isaiah 57:10) Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

(Jeremiah 2:25) Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

(Jeremiah 3:23) Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

(Jeremiah 14:8) O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

(Jeremiah 17:7) Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

(Jeremiah 17:13) O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

(Jeremiah 17:17) Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

(Jeremiah 18:12) And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

(Jeremiah 31:17) And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

(Jeremiah 50:7) All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

(Lamentations 3:18) And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

(Lamentations 3:21) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

(Lamentations 3:24) The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

(Lamentations 3:26) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

(Lamentations 3:29) He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

(Ezekiel 13:6) They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.

(Ezekiel 19:5) Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.

(Ezekiel 37:11) Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

(Hosea 2:15) And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

(Joel 3:16) The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

(Zechariah 9:12) Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

(Luke 6:34) And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

(Luke 23:8) And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

(Acts 2:26) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

(Acts 16:19) And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

(Acts 23:6) But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

(Acts 24:15) And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

(Acts 24:26) He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

(Acts 26:6) And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

(Acts 26:7) Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

(Acts 27:20) And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

(Acts 28:20) For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

(Romans 4:18) Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

(Romans 5:2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

(Romans 5:4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

(Romans 5:5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

(Romans 8:20) For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

(Romans 8:24) For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

(Romans 8:25) But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

(Romans 12:12) Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

(Romans 15:4) For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

(Romans 15:13) Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

(1 Corinthians 9:10) Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

(1 Corinthians 13:7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

(1 Corinthians 13:13) And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

(1 Corinthians 15:19) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

(2 Corinthians 1:7) And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

(2 Corinthians 3:12) Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

(2 Corinthians 8:5) And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

(2 Corinthians 10:15) Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

(Galatians 5:5) For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

(Ephesians 1:18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

(Ephesians 2:12) That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

(Ephesians 4:4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

(Philippians 1:20) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

(Philippians 2:23) Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

(Colossians 1:5) For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

(Colossians 1:23) If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

(Colossians 1:27) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

(1 Thessalonians 1:3) Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

(1 Thessalonians 2:19) For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

(1 Thessalonians 4:13) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

(1 Thessalonians 5:8) But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

(2 Thessalonians 2:16) Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

(1 Timothy 1:1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

(Titus 1:2) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

(Titus 2:13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

(Titus 3:7) That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

(Hebrews 3:6) But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

(Hebrews 6:11) And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

(Hebrews 6:18) That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

(Hebrews 6:19) Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

(Hebrews 7:19) For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

(Hebrews 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

(1 Peter 1:3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

(1 Peter 1:13) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

(1 Peter 1:21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

(1 Peter 3:15) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

(1 John 3:3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Friday, October 14, 2011

According to . . . word

Doing a Bible word study on verses containing the phrase: according to . . . word.

(Genesis 30:34)  And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

(Genesis 39:17)  And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

(Genesis 41:40)  Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

(Genesis 43:7)  And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

(Genesis 44:2)  And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

(Genesis 44:10)  And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

(Exodus 8:10)  And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.

(Exodus 8:13)  And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.

(Exodus 8:31)  And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.

(Exodus 12:35)  And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

(Exodus 32:28)  And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

(Leviticus 10:7)  And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

(Numbers 3:16)  And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.

(Numbers 3:51)  And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

(Numbers 4:45)  These be those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

(Numbers 14:20)  And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

(Numbers 36:5)  And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well.

(Deuteronomy 9:10)  And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

(Deuteronomy 34:5)  So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

(Joshua 2:21)  And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

(Joshua 8:27)  Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

(Joshua 8:34)  And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

(Joshua 19:50)  According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.

(Joshua 22:9)  And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

(Judges 11:10)  And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.

(1 Samuel 17:23)  And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

(1 Samuel 25:9)  And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

(2 Samuel 7:17)  According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

(1 Kings 3:12)  Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

(1 Kings 12:24)  Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

(1 Kings 13:26)  And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

(1 Kings 14:18)  And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.

(1 Kings 16:12)  Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,

(1 Kings 16:34)  In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

(1 Kings 17:1)  And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

(1 Kings 17:5)  So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

(1 Kings 17:16)  And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

(1 Kings 22:38)  And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.

(2 Kings 1:17)  So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

(2 Kings 4:44)  So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.

(2 Kings 6:18)  And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

(2 Kings 7:16)  And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

(2 Kings 9:26)  Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in this plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the word of the LORD.

(2 Kings 14:25)  He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

(2 Kings 23:16)  And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

(2 Kings 24:2)  And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

(1 Chronicles 11:3)  Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.

(1 Chronicles 11:10)  These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.

(1 Chronicles 12:23)  And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

(1 Chronicles 15:15)  And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.

(1 Chronicles 17:15)  According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

(2 Chronicles 35:6)  So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

(Ezra 10:5)  Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

(Nehemiah 6:6)  Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words.

(Nehemiah 6:7)  And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.

(Esther 1:21)  And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

(Psalms 119:9)  BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:25)  DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:28)  My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

(Psalms 119:41)  VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:58)  I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:65)  TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.

(Psalms 119:76)  Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

(Psalms 119:107)  I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

(Psalms 119:116)  Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

(Psalms 119:154)  Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:169)  TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

(Psalms 119:170)  Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

(Isaiah 8:20)  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

(Jeremiah 13:2)  So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins.

(Jeremiah 26:20)  And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:

(Jeremiah 27:12)  I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.

(Jeremiah 32:8)  So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.

(Jeremiah 38:27)  Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the matter was not perceived.

(Jeremiah 42:4)  Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.

(Jonah 3:3)  So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.

(Haggai 2:5)  According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

(Luke 1:38)  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

(Luke 2:29)  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: