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New testament scripture will always refer back to the old testament scripture, with both testaments testifying of Jesus Christ. Both are referred as the written word of God and were written post event, starting some 3500 years ago (1500 B.C.) with the last epistle (letter) written or scrolled around 100 A.D.. The scriptures are referred to as the living word of God, which is also referenced to be Jesus Christ.
Matthew 00724 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the 1124 > scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mark 00482 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Luke 01143 24:45 Then opened he (jesus) their understanding, that they (his disciples) might understand the scriptures,
John 00205 5:39 (Jesus said) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Acts 00611 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Romans 00269 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 00377 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Galatians 00067 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Galatians 00069 3:24 - 25
24. Wherefore the law was our 3807 > schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a 3807 > schoolmaster.
1st Timothy 00085 5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
2nd Timothy 00059 3:15 - 16
15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2nd Timothy 00074 4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the 0975 > books, but especially the 3200 > parchments.
James 00035 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
1st Peter 00031 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
2nd Peter 00020 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2nd Peter 00059 3:16 - 18
16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
NOTE: Do a search for the words scripture(s) and written through the new testament to find many of the references to the old testament, which were used to spread the Good News of salvation.
1124 graphe graf-ay': a document, i.e. holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it):--scripture.
0975 biblion bib-lee'-on: a diminutive of 976; a roll:--bill, book, scroll, writing. GW 976
3200 membrana mem-bran'-ah: of Latin origin ("membrane"); a (written) sheep-skin:--parchment.
3807 paidagogos pahee-dag-o-gos': from 3816 and a reduplicated form of 71; a boy-leader, i.e. a servant whose office it was to take the children to school; (by implication, (figuratively) a tutor ("paedagogue")):-- instructor, schoolmaster. GW 3816 GW 71
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