and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then
will his kingdom stand?
Then he goes and brings with him seven other spirits more evil than
himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man
becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil
yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when
tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately
he falls away.
And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by
himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let
him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the
kingdom of heaven.
whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself
will be exalted.
But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,'
Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know
the man." And immediately the cock crowed.
And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and
he went and hanged himself.
"He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let
him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for people
were saying, "He is beside himself."
And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot
stand, but is coming to an end.
Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying
out, and bruising himself with stones.
And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him,
immediately turned about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my
And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to
them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up
his cross and follow me.
David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, declared, `The Lord said to
my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy enemies under thy feet.'
David himself calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" And the great
throng heard him gladly.
And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of
the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, and warming
himself at the fire.
and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, "You
also were with the Nazarene, Jesus."
But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know
this man of whom you speak."
So also the chief priests mocked him to one another with the scribes,
saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself.
Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also
himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to
Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself,
"If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of
woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."
And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or
After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead
of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was
about to come.
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my
And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom
stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.
Then he goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than himself, and
they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes
worse than the first."
and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to
store my crops?'
So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes;
truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table,
and he will come and serve them.
But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,'
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and
drink and get drunk,
For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted."
So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country,
who sent him into his fields to feed swine.
But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired
servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!
And the steward said to himself, `What shall I do, since my master is
taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and
I am ashamed to beg.
For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I
neither fear God nor regard man,
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee
that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even
like this tax collector.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the
other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who
humbles himself will be exalted."
For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, `The Lord said to my
Lord, Sit at my right hand,
And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our
nation, and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he
himself is Christ a king."
And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent
him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him,
saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of
God, his Chosen One!"
While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew
near and went with them.
And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them
in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them.
but Jesus did not trust himself to them,
because he knew all men and needed no one to bear witness of man; for
he himself knew what was in man.
(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),
Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank
from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?"
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son
will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household.
This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not
only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself
equal with God.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is
doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also
to have life in himself,
And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice
you have never heard, his form you have never seen;
This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.
Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to
make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said
to them, "Do you take offense at this?
Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I am
going, you cannot come'?"
So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went
out of the temple.
but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes.
Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself."
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become
sons of light."
When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them.
For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has
himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak.
rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a
if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and
glorify him at once.
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have
believed that I came from the Father.
Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was
cold, and they were standing and warming themselves; Peter also was
with them, standing and warming himself.
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him,
"Are not you also one of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law he ought to die,
because he has made himself the Son of God."
Upon this Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, "If
you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend; every one who makes
himself a king sets himself against Caesar."
After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea
of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way.
To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs,
appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God.
For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself says, `The
Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand,
For before these days Theudas arose, giving himself out to be
somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he
was slain and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
And at the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and
Joseph's family became known to Pharaoh.
and Jacob went down into Egypt. And he died, himself and our fathers,
But there was a man named Simon who had previously practiced magic in
the city and amazed the nation of Samaria, saying that he himself was
Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with
Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.
And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, pray, does the prophet say
this, about himself or about some one else?"
And Peter came to himself, and said, "Now I am sure that the Lord has
sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that
the Jewish people were expecting."
yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good and gave
you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with
food and gladness."
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew
his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners
nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he
himself gives to all men life and breath and everything.
And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself went
into the synagogue and argued with the Jews.
And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and
Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take
Paul aboard there; for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by
Then Paul took the men, and the next day he purified himself with them
and went into the temple, to give notice when the days of purification
would be fulfilled and the offering presented for every one of them.
Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and that he
himself intended to go there shortly.
But I found that he had done nothing deserving death; and as he himself
appealed to the emperor, I decided to send him.
And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with
the soldier that guarded him.
it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and
that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are
children of God,
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how
to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with
sighs too deep for words.
For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think
of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober
judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned
None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
So each of us shall give account of himself to God.
The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God; happy is he who
has no reason to judge himself for what he approves.
For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The
reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me."
The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no
If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself
will be saved, but only as through fire.
Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is
wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one
body with her? For, as it is written, "The two shall become one flesh."
Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and
drinks judgment upon himself.
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies
edifies the church.
But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silence in
church and speak to himself and to God.
When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be
subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be
everything to every one.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and
gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not
counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the
message of reconciliation.
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he
is going to you of his own accord.
Look at what is before your eyes. If any one is confident that he is
Christ's, let him remind himself that as he is Christ's, so are we.
For it is not the man who commends himself that is accepted, but the
man whom the Lord commends.
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age,
according to the will of our God and Father;
For before certain men came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but
when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but
Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by
faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For if any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will
be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that
he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making
built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus
himself being the cornerstone,
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a
fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the
church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself
up for her,
that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot
or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without
Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who
loves his wife loves himself.
however, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife
see that she respects her husband.
but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the
likeness of men.
And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient
unto death, even death on a cross.
who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the
power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or
in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our
way to you;
that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command,
with the archangel's call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first;
May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit
and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord
who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of
worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming
himself to be God.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved
us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all
ways. The Lord be with you all.
who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne
at the proper time.
if we are faithless, he remains faithful-- for he cannot deny himself.
If any one purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a
vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of the
house, ready for any good work.
but hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, upright, holy,
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify
for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself
likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might
destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to
help those who are tempted.
He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is
beset with weakness.
And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God,
just as Aaron was.
So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was
appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater
by whom to swear, he swore by himself,
One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes
He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily,
first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did this
once for all when he offered up himself.
but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year,
and not without taking blood which he offers for himself and for the
errors of the people.
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God.
Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the
Holy Place yearly with blood not his own;
for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of
the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the
age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself,
so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God
cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one;
for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was
Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is
enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world
makes himself an enemy of God.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to
sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who
has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore,
establish, and strengthen you.
And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who
does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed
in the testimony that God has borne to his Son.
I have written something to the church; but Diotrephes, who likes to
put himself first, does not acknowledge my authority.
So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, prating against me with
evil words. And not content with that, he refuses himself to welcome
the brethren, and also stops those who want to welcome them and puts
them out of the church.
His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems;
and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself.
and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling
of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself will be with them;