New Living Translation
"So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
King James Bible
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Darby Bible Translation
Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.
World English Bible
Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
Young's Literal Translation
'Fear not, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:32 It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom - How much more food and raiment? And since ye have such an inheritance, regard not your earthly possessions.
LibraryFire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!"
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," Peter replied, "you know I love you." "Then feed my lambs," Jesus told him.
"So guard yourselves and God's people. Feed and shepherd God's flock--his church, purchased with his own blood--over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.
I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock.
1 Corinthians 1:21
Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
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