After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’
Jesus replied, ‘Go back and report to John what . . .
And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to go into the boat, and to go before him to the other side, till he might let away the multitudes;
and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,
and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the . . .
‘Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem,
look around and consider,
search through her squares.
If you can find but one person
who deals honestly and seeks the truth,
I will forgive this city.
Although they say, “As surely as the Lord lives,”
still they are swearing falsely.’
Lord, do not your eyes look for truth?
You struck them, but they . . .
Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,
By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh,
And since we have . . .
And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
As they were saying this, Jesus himself . . .
Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to . . .
Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
But his delight and . . .