Paul. God chosen vessel
10And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.11And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prays,12And has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.13Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:14And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.15But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:16For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name’ sake.17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight immediately, and arose, and was baptized.19And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.20And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
28Be it known therefore unto you, that this salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles: they will also hear.29[And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, having much disputing among themselves.]30And he abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,31preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, none forbidding him.
16And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?17And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.18He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,19Honor thy father and mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?21Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.22But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.23And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle
s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.25And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?26And Jesus looking upon [them] said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have?28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.29And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my names sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.30But many shall be last [that are] first; and first [that are] last.
1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.2And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard.3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle;4and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.5Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.6And about the eleventh [hour] he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.8And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.9And when they came that [were hired] about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling.10And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a shilling.11And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,12saying, These last have spent [but] one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.13But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling?14Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee.15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?16So the last shall be first, and the first last
17And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, [even] God.19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother.20And he said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth.21And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.22But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions.23And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!24And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!25It is easier for a camel to go through a needle
s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.26And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved?27Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.28Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.29Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands, for my sake, and for the gospels sake,30but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.31But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last first.
.18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, [even] God.20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother.21And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up.22And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.23But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich.24And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!25For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle
s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.26And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved?27But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.28And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed thee.29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of Gods sake,30who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich.
And he forsook all, and rose up and followed him.