He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.
And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.
The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have?
These wicked people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt—completely useless!
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
But you must not mention ‘a message from the Lord’ again, because each one’s word becomes their own message. So you distort the words of the living God, the Lord Almighty, our God.
Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
21; But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away
The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.
But the 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.”
Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.
The word of the Lord spread through the whole region.
But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:
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
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
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.
Therefore encourage one another with these words
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.
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
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.
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.