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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.


A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Beware of false prophets.

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

First cast the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine.

Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Give, and it shall be given to you.

God is spirit.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

He (your Father) maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

He that doeth evil hateth the light.

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in the much.

He that is not against us is on our part.

He that is not with me is against me.

He that loveth father and mother more than me is not worthy of me.

How hardly shall they who have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

I must work the work of Him that sent me while it is day; the night cometh when no man can work.

If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.

If they bear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.

If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

In my Father’s house are many mansions.

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

Let the dead bury their dead—i.e., let the spiritually dead bury the bodily dead.

Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.To His disciples.

Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.

Many are called but few chosen.

Many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

My yoke is easy and my burden light.

No man can serve two masters.

No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid that shall not be known.

Of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

One thing is needful.

Other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

Resist not evil.

Salt is good, but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out.

Seek, and ye shall find.

Sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor, and follow me.

Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life; and few there be that find it.

Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.

Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Take no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Take thou the beam out of thine own eye; then shalt thou see clearly to take the mote out of thy brother’s.

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

The labourer is worthy of his hire.

The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

The meek shall inherit the earth.

The merciful shall obtain mercy.

The night cometh, when no man can work.

The peacemakers shall be called the children of God.

The poor ye have always with you, but me ye have not always.

The pure in heart shall see God.

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

The signs of the times.

The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

The spirit breatheth where it willeth, and thou nearest the voice thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is it with every one that is born of the spirit.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.Of His disciples.

The truth shall make you free.

Their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.Of children.

There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

They that be whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.

Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he seemeth to have.

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and the spirit (of death, that is, and of life), he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen.

What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Whosoever forsaketh not all that he hath, cannot be my disciple.

Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your servant.To His disciples.

Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction.

Wisdom is justified of her children.

Without me ye can do nothing.To His disciples.

Woe unto you when all men speak well of you.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing.Of false prophets.

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.To His disciples.

Ye are the light of the world.To His disciples.

Ye are the salt of the earth.To His disciples.

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.To His disciples.

Ye shall know them by their fruits.