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“This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the LORD is to be on your lips.” Exodus 13:9a*

Then he [Moses] took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey.” Exodus 24:7

18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18

15 Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. Exodus 32:15-16

13 “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.” Exodus 33:13a*

32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him [Moses], and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. Exodus 34:32

10 “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.” Deuteronomy 4:10*

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

[M]an does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3*

18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, Deuteronomy 11:18-20

18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Deuteronomy 17:18-20a*

16 The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 26:16

10 Obey the LORD your God and follow his commands and decrees that I give you today. Deuteronomy 27:10

13 If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Deuteronomy 28:13b*

29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29

14 [T]he word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:14*

11 when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing. 12 Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 31:11-12

1 Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. Deuteronomy 32:1-2

46 “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.”  Deuteronomy 32:46–47a*

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8

34 Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law—the blessings and the curses—just as it is written in the Book of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the foreigners who lived among them. Joshua 8:34-35

45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises . . . failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45*

“Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.” Joshua 23:6

21 The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word. 1 Samuel 3:21

1 “I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his people . . . ; so listen now to the message from the LORD.” 1 Samuel 15:1*

28 Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. 2 Samuel 7:28

23 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. 2 Samuel 22:23

31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; . . . .” 2 Samuel 22:31*

“The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.” 2 Samuel 23:2

19 “[H]ear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.” 1 Kings 22:19*

1 “Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: . . . .” 2 Kings 7:1*

16 Then Isaiah said to [King] Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD:” 2 Kings 20:16

1 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the LORD with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the LORD. 2 Kings 23:1-2

“[Y]ou will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave . . . .” 1 Chronicles 22:13a*

In the third year of his reign he [King Jehoshaphat] sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah to teach in the towns of Judah. With them were certain Levites—Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah—and the priests Elishama and Jehoram. They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people. 2 Chronicles 17:7-9

18 “[H]ear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing on his right and on his left.” 2 Chronicles 18:18*

29 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30 He went up to the temple of the LORD with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the Levites—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the LORD. 2 Chronicles 34:29-30

10 Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10*

1 all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel. So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. Nehemiah 8:1-3

Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. Nehemiah 8:5, 7-8

Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. 12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. Nehemiah 8:5, 7-8, 12

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah 8:9

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. 10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our LORD. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” 11 The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.” 12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. Nehemiah 8:9-12

13 On the second day of the month, the heads of all the families, along with the priests and the Levites, gathered around Ezra the teacher to give attention to the words of the Law. Nehemiah 8:13

14 They found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded through Moses, that the Israelites were to live in temporary shelters during the festival of the seventh month 15 and that they should proclaim this word and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem: “Go out into the hill country and bring back branches from olive and wild olive trees, and from myrtles, palms and shade trees, to make temporary shelters”—as it is written. 16 So the people went out and brought back branches and built themselves temporary shelters on their own roofs, in their courtyards, in the courts of the house of God and in the square by the Water Gate and the one by the Gate of Ephraim. 17 The whole company that had returned from exile built temporary shelters and lived in them. From the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day, the Israelites had not celebrated it like this. And their joy was very great. 18 Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day, in accordance with the regulation, there was an assembly. Nehemiah 8:14-18

18 Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. Nehemiah 8:18a*

They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God. Nehemiah 9:3

13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good.” Nehemiah 9:13

1 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people . . . , Nehemiah 13:1*

24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.” Job 6:24

22 “Accept instruction from his [God’s] mouth and lay up his words in your heart.” Job 22:22

12 “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.” Job 23:12

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. Psalm 12:6

The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. 11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-8, 9b-11*

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Psalm 25:8-9

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. 31 The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip. Psalm 37:30-31

“I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8

He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. Psalm 78:5-7

10 I am the LORD your God . . . . Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10*

11 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

12 Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law; 13 you grant them relief from days of trouble . . . . Psalm 94:12-13*

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways. Psalm 119:1-3

You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. Psalm 119:4-6

I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. I will obey your decrees; . . . . Psalm 119:7-8*

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9, 11

11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:12

13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. Psalm 119:13

14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. Psalm 119:14-16

18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18

20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times. Psalm 119:20

24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24

30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. Psalm 119:30

33 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Psalm 119:33-34

35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:36-37

40 How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life. Psalm 119:40

45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. Psalm 119:45

47 I delight in your commands because I love them. Psalm 119:47*

47 I delight in your commands because I love them. 48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:47-48*

48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:48

52 I remember, LORD, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them. Psalm 119:52

54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. Psalm 119:54

66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. Psalm 119:66

72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Psalm 119:72

76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Psalm 119:76

77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight. Psalm 119:77

81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:81

89 Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Psalm 119:89

93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. Psalm 119:93

96 To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless. Psalm 119:96

97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97

98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. Psalm 119:98-100

99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. Psalm 119:99-100

104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Psalm 119:104

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. Psalm 119:106

111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. Psalm 119:111-112

124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:124

125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. Psalm 119:125

129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. Psalm 119:129

130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. Psalm 119:131

135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:135

137 You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right. Psalm 119:137

138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. Psalm 119:138

140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. Psalm 119:140

142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. Psalm 119:142

144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live. Psalm 119:144

151 [Y]ou are near, LORD, and all your commands are true. Psalm 119:151*

152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. Psalm 119:152

154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. Psalm 119:154

156 Your compassion, LORD, is great; preserve my life according to your laws. Psalm 119:156

160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalm 119:160

164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Psalm 119:164

165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165

167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. Psalm 119:167

169 May my cry come before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word. 170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. Psalm 119:169-170

171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. Psalm 119:171-172

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— Proverbs 1:5

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Proverbs 3:1-2

13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. Proverbs 3:13-18

I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.” Proverbs 4:2, 4*

“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.” Proverbs 4:5

“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.” Proverbs 4:5-6

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.” Proverbs 4:7-9

10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. 11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Proverbs 4:10-12

13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Proverbs 4:13

20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22

1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. Proverbs 5:1-2

23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, Proverbs 6:23

1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 7:1-3

1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge. Proverbs 8:1, 5-9

10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 8:10-11

12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, 21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.” Proverbs 8:12, 14, 18-21

“Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.” Proverbs 9:6

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. Proverbs 16:20

17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. Proverbs 22:17-18

19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. Proverbs 22:19

12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

23 Buy the truth and do not sell it—wisdom, instruction and insight as well. Proverbs 23:23

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5

1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Ecclesiastes 5:1

10 Hear the word of the LORD, . . . ; listen to the instruction of our God . . . ! Isaiah 1:10*

In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” Isaiah 2:2-3ab*

14 [H]ear the word of the LORD, you scoffers . . . . Isaiah 28:14*

Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD Almighty:” Isaiah 39:5

5 “Hear the word of the LORD Almighty:” Isaiah 39:5*

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8

17 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One . . . : “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17*

17 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One . . . : “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.” Isaiah 48:17-18*

10 “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:10-11

Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: . . . . Isaiah 66:5*

Hear the word of the LORD . . . . Jeremiah 2:4*

2 “ ‘Hear the word of the LORD, all you people . . . who come . . . to worship the LORD.’ ” Jeremiah 7:2*

20 Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Jeremiah 9:20a*

16 When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16

20 “Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the LORD . . . .” Jeremiah 17:20*

“ ‘Hear the word of the LORD, . . . . This is what the LORD Almighty . . . says: Listen!’ ” Jeremiah 19:3ab*

11 “ . . . ‘Hear the word of the LORD.’ ” Jeremiah 21:11*

“ ‘Hear the word of the LORD to you, king . . . you, your officials and your people . . . .’ ” Jeremiah 22:2*

29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29

20 [H]ear the word of the LORD . . . . Jeremiah 29:20*

10 “Hear the word of the LORD, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: . . . .”  Jeremiah 31:10*

15 “[H]ear the word of the LORD . . . . This is what the LORD Almighty . . . says: . . . .” Jeremiah 42:15*

24 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women, “Hear the word of the LORD, all you people . . . . 25 This is what the LORD Almighty . . . says: 26 [H]ear the word of the LORD . . . .” Jeremiah 44:24-26*

“[L]isten to what I say to you. Do not rebel like . . . rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.” Ezekiel 2:8*

“[L]isten to what I say to you. [O]pen your mouth and eat what I give you.” Ezekiel 2:8*

1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. Ezekiel 3:1-3

Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. Ezekiel 3:3

10 And he [the LORD] said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.” Ezekiel 3:10

10 And he [the LORD] said to me, “[L]isten carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.” Ezekiel 3:10

1 The word of the LORD came to me: “Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the LORD!’ ” Ezekiel 13:1, 2b*

35 “ ‘[H]ear the word of the LORD!’ ” Ezekiel 16:35*

11 “I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.” Ezekiel 20:11

19 “I am the LORD your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel 20:19

47 “ ‘Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: . . . .’ ” Ezekiel 20:47ab*

“ ‘[H]ear the word of the LORD: [H]ear the word of the LORD: 10 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: . . . .’ ” Ezekiel 34:7, 9-10*

1 “Son of man, prophesy . . . and say, ‘[H]ear the word of the LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 36:1*

Then he [the LORD] said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!’ ” Ezekiel 37:4

23 “ ‘They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.’ ” Ezekiel 44:23

28 “[T]here is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” Daniel 2:28a*

1 Hear the word of the LORD, . . . , because the LORD has a charge to bring against you . . . . Hosea 4:1*

6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6a*

14 “[A] people without understanding will come to ruin!” Hosea 4:14*

16 “Now then, hear the word of the LORD.” Amos 7:16a*

“Do not my [the LORD’s] words do good to the one whose ways are upright?” Micah 2:7c*

Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” Micah 4:2ab*

“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb . . . .” Malachi 4:4*

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4

24 “[E]veryone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25*

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. Matthew 7:28-29

11 He [Jesus] replied, “[T]he knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you . . . .” Matthew 13:11*

“[T]he seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23*

52 He [Jesus] said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” Matthew 13:52

35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35

21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Mark 1:21-22

11 He [Jesus] told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you.” Mark 4:11a*

20 “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” Mark 4:20

24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?” Mark 12:24

31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Mark 13:31

47 “As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” Luke 6:47-48

47 “As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:47-49

10 “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you . . . .” Luke 8:10*

“[T]he seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” Luke 8:15*

19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” 21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” Luke 8:19-21

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

28 He [Jesus] replied, “Blessed . . . are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28*

17 “It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.” Luke 16:17

33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Luke 21:33

27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he [Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Luke 24:27

32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he [the resurrected Jesus] talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

45 Then he [the resurrected Jesus] opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1, 14

22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. John 2:22

34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. John 3:34

34 [T]he one whom God has sent speaks the words of God . . . . John 3:34*

45 “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ ” John 6:45a*

63 “The words I [Jesus] have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” John 6:63b*

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68

16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” John 7:16-17

26 “[H]e who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.” 28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.” John 8:26b, 28*

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

47 “Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.” John 8:47a*

35 “[H]e called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside—” John 10:35*

49 “For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” John 12:49-50

49 “[T]he Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” John 12:49, 50b*

10 “The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” John 14:10bc*

“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.” John 15:3

“I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them.” John 17:8a*

17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17

37 Jesus answered, “. . . . [T]he reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37bcd*

22 “Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ ” Acts 3:22-23*

37 “This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.’ 38 He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us.” Acts 7:37-38

1 The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. Acts 11:1

42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. Acts 13:42, 44

11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11

11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God. Acts 18:11

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. Acts 18:24-25

27 “I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” Acts 20:27*

32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:17-18

12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Romans 7:12

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. Romans 7:14

14 We know that the law is spiritual; . . . . Romans 7:14*

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: Romans 10:8b*

17 [F]aith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

25 Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, Ephesians 5:25-26*

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5a*

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. [Y]ou welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers . . . . 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5a, 6-7*

13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13

13 [D]evote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13*

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15

15 [T]he Holy Scriptures . . . are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15*

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2

1 [K]nowledge of the truth . . . leads to godliness— Titus 1:1*

1 You . . . must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Titus 2:1*

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:23-25

24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:24-25

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2

[H]e [Jesus] has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4*

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21

14 I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14c*

He who was seated on the throne said, . . . . “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5*

The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 22:6a*

Other Scriptures to Consider

Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. Exodus 24:4a*

22 “There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.” Exodus 25:22

“When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster. Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you. And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. Build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool on them. Build the altar of the LORD your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God. Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God. And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.” Deuteronomy 27:2-8

23 “And I [Samuel] will teach you the way that is good and right.” 1 Samuel 12:23b*

23 “Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you . . . .” 1 Samuel 15:23b*

26 But Samuel said to him, “I will not go back with you. You have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you as king over Israel!” 1 Samuel 15:26

15 “But now bring me a harpist.” While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came on Elisha 16 and he said, “This is what the LORD says: . . . .” 2 Kings 3:15-16*

11 Then David summoned Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab the Levites. 12 He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it. 13 It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.” 14 So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel. 15 And the Levites carried the ark of God with the poles on their shoulders, as Moses had commanded in accordance with the word of the LORD. 1 Chronicles 15:11-15

15 The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy. 2 Chronicles 36:15–16

12 But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? 17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold. 18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies. 19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold. 23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, Job 28:12, 17-19, 23

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.” Jeremiah 1:9

6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6

11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” Amos 8:11-12

12 “They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the LORD Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the LORD Almighty was very angry.” Zechariah 7:12

52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” Matthew 26:52-54

55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “ . . . . 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Matthew 26:55-56a*

1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Mark 2:1-2

13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. Mark 2:13

When the Sabbath came, he [Jesus] began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. Mark 6:2

34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34

31 Then he [Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. Luke 4:31-32

21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.” Luke 10:21

41 And because of his [Jesus’] words many more became believers. John 4:41

28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.” John 8:28

40 “As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God.” John 8:40a*

48 “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.” John 12:48

12 “While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.” John 17:12

14 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.” John 17:14

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. 24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So this is what the soldiers did. John 19:23-24

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” John 19:28

35 The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. John 19:35

36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.” John 19:36-37

(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) John 20:9

24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. John 21:24

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.” Acts 1:15-17

18 “But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.” Acts 3:18

21 “Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.’ ” Acts 3:21-22

24 “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days.” Acts 3:24

As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,” he said. Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few prominent women. Acts 17:2-4

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah. Acts 18:27-28

20 “You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.” Acts 20:20

the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures Romans 1:2

1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God. Romans 3:1-2

13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 1 Corinthians 2:13

Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, Ephesians 3:8

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. 1 Timothy 5:7

But God’s word is not chained. 2 Timothy 2:9b*

1 We must pay the most careful attention . . . to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1*

1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 1:1-2