4:5 The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in
with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all
who were of the high-priestly family.
When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they
inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them,
"Rulers of the people and elders,
if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone
who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed,
let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel,
that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from
This Jesus is 'the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
it has become the cornerstone.'
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name
under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still
he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for
you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you
anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
3:16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us--and
we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and
sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth
And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will
reassure our hearts before him
whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our
hearts, and he knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before
and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his
commandments and do what pleases him.
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of
his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has
All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them.
And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he
has given us.
10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down
his life for the sheep.
The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the
sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs
away--and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down
my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring
them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one
flock, one shepherd.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in
order to take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I
have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I
have received this command from my Father."