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The type of work you are looking for is called an apparatus, such as Bruce Metzger's Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament which explains the choices made in compiling the UBS4 Nestle-Aland 27 (one of the best Greek texts, pulling together most of the known codexes, manuscripts, and papyri out here) When using an apparatus, you should become ...
Sounds like you're thinking of Luke 3: 11 to me: He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. This is part of John the Baptist's preaching to the people who came to him.
You may be thinking of Zechariah: Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?" Zechariah 3:1-2 (RSV)
It sounds like you are scrambling two different parables. The one with two sons, one of which squanders his inheratence but is welcomed back is found in Luke 15:11-32 The one about a master who lends money to his servants, and some of them give him a return on his investment but one does not is found in Luke 19:11-27.
The quotation, which may not in fact be a quotation from the Scripture, could have come from a non-biblical source that was familiar to à Kempis. Otherwise, it suggests to me a conflation of several biblical concepts such as we find in Matthew 5:4, 6:6, and 6:12. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." "But you, when you ...
The Rev. William Benham's translation (available at Project Gutenberg) references this as Psalm 4:4. That translation renders the sentence thus: If thou wilt feel compunction within thy heart, enter into thy chamber and shut out the tumults of the world, as it is written, Commune with your own heart in your own chamber and be still. The ESV translates ...
Doing a little bit of searching through Christopher Hitchens’ own book God Is Not Great, he seems to be attributing this ditty to an English satirist. The reference is as follows: Calvin’s Geneva was a prototypical totalitarian state, and Clavin himself a sadist and torturer and killer, who burned Servetus (one of the great thinkers and questioners of ...
Wow! Nice detective work, Paul A. Clayton. To add to your excellent answer... The original Latin in De Imitatione Christi is: Si vis cordetenus compungi; intra cubile tuum et exclude tumultus mundi: sicut scriptum est, In cubilibus vestris compungimini. Thomas à Kempis is quoting the (old) Vulgate (not the corrected Nova Vulgata), which reads for Psalms ...
There are several lists of spiritual gifts in the New Testament: Romans 12:6-8 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28 Ephesians 4 1 Peter 4 A quick google search of "Some are called to be preachers" will show that this text comes from Ephesians 4. If you do not have access to the Internet, the tool you would use for any type of verse identification is called a ...
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