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But if you look closely into the perfect law that sets people free, and keep on paying attention to it and do not simply listen and then forget it, but put it into practice--you will be blessed by God in what you do.
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But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Proverbs 14:15 The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Try your own selves if you be in the faith: prove ye yourselves. Know you not your own selves, that Christ Jesus is in you, unless perhaps you be reprobates?
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled:
James 2:12 So speak ye and so do, as being to be judged by the law of liberty.
Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. . . .
Psalm 119:32,45,96-105 I have run the way of thy commandments, when thou didst enlarge my heart. . . .
Romans 7:12,22,23 Wherefore the law indeed is holy: and the commandment holy and just and good. . . .
John 8:32,36 And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free. . . .
Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear: but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father).
2 Corinthians 3:17,18 Now the Lord is a Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. . . .
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.
1 Peter 2:16 As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God.
1 Samuel 12:14 If you will fear the Lord, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and not provoke the mouth of the Lord: then shall both you, and the king who reigneth over you, be followers of the Lord your God.
John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.
John 15:9,10 As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love. . . .
Acts 2:42 And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers.
Acts 13:43 And when the synagogue was broken up, many of the Jews and of the strangers who served God followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 26:22 But being aided by the help of God, I stand unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other thing than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come to pass:
Romans 2:7,8 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life: . . .
Romans 11:22 See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards thee, the goodness of God, if thou abide in goodness. Otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Colossians 1:23 If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven: whereof I Paul am made a minister.
1 Timothy 2:15 Yet she shall be saved through child bearing; if she continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.
1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to thyself and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.
1 John 2:24 As for you, let that which you have heard from the beginning abide in you. If that abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning, you also shall abide in the Son and in the Father.
James 1:23,24 For if a man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. . . .
Psalm 19:11 For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.
Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times.
Psalm 119:2,3 Blessed are they that search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart. . . .
Luke 6:47 Every one that cometh to me and heareth my words and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
Luke 11:28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
John 13:17 If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life and may enter in by the gates into the city.
ContextHearing and Doing
…24For he beheld himself and went his way and presently forgot what manner of man he was. 25But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.…
And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.
If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.
For not the hearers of the law are just before God: but the doers of the law shall be justified.
For the law of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath delivered me from the law of sin and of death.
But because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into servitude.
Bear ye one another's burdens: and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ.
For he beheld himself and went his way and presently forgot what manner of man he was.
So speak ye and so do, as being to be judged by the law of liberty.
1 Peter 2:16
As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God.
Additional TranslationsBut the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so—not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer—he will be blessed in what he does.
But the one having looked intently into the perfect law, that of freedom, and having continued in it, not having been a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work--this one will be blessed in his work.
But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and'so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.
But he that fixes his view on [the] perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of [the] work, he shall be blessed in his doing.
But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth, but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.
But he who looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
But he who looks closely into the perfect Law--the Law of freedom--and continues looking, he, being not a hearer who forgets, but an obedient doer, will as the result of his obedience be blessed.
But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.
and he who did look into the perfect law -- that of liberty, and did continue there, this one -- not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work -- this one shall be happy in his doing.
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