A Journey Through The Epistle To The Hebrews, A Word/Phrase Comparison Common to Hebrews, with the Entire NT.

I thought it would be interesting, and revealing to search out, common words and phrases, within the text of the Epistle to The Hebrews.  Then to compare these articulations common to the speaker, and writer, of Hebrews, with all of the other respective usages throughout the New Testament.  In using this process we can compare and contrast contextual uses and syntax, to find perhaps a similar, “signature”.  At the very least, we may be able to establish the major influences, and or sources of this Epistle.  What comes out of this analytical process is revealing!  In almost every single case, and overwhelmingly, the process points to Pauline/Lucan, vocabulary and syntax. With a unique connection to the Johannine (especially), and Petrine traditions which were written considerably later than the Pauline materials, as well as the Lucan writings.

Before we get to our Word count and comparison, let us take a look at what tradition has stated concerning the writing of The Epistle To The Hebrews:

From, “Early Church Father’s…”  By Fred P. Miller.

“Clement of Alexandria was the teacher of Origen, lived about 150 to 215.”

“Clement left a work called Hypotyposes which is quoted at length by Eusebius to whom we are indebted for the portions we can read since the original is lost. He has interesting remarks about the Epistle to the Hebrews which are from the second century not much more than 100 years after the letter was written in the mid 60’s.”

“[Clement] has given in the Hypotyposes abridged accounts of all canonical Scripture, not omitting the disputed books, I refer to Jude and the other Catholic epistles, and Barnabas and the so-called Apocalypse of Peter. He says that the Epistle to the Hebrews is the work of Paul, and that it was written to the Hebrews in the Hebrew language; but that Luke translated it carefully and published it for the Greeks, and hence the same style of expression is found in this epistle and in the Acts. But he says that the words, Paul the Apostle, were probably not prefixed, because, in sending it to the Hebrews, who were prejudiced and suspicious of him, he wisely did not wish to repel them at the very beginning by giving his name. Farther on he says: “But now, as the blessed presbyter said, since the Lord being the apostle of the Almighty, was sent to the Hebrews, Paul, as sent to the Gentiles, on account of his modesty did not subscribe himself an apostle of the Hebrews, through respect for the Lord, and because being a herald and apostle of the Gentiles he wrote to the Hebrews out of his superabundance .”

“Origen, c.185c.254, is generally considered the greatest theologian and biblical scholar of the early Eastern church. He was probably born in Egypt, perhaps in Alexandria, to a Christian family. His father died in the persecution of 202, and he himself narrowly escaped the same fate. At the age of 18, Origen was appointed to succeed Clement of Alexandria as head of the catechetical school of Alexandria, where he had been a student.”

“Origen’s opinion, 150 years after Clement’s (of Rome) death, is that Paul wrote the epistle but he could not affirm this because he was not an eye witness and could only report what had been handed down. And what was that? He says that the “ancients handed it down as Paul’s.” He gives support to the idea that Paul dictated the epistle and Luke wrote it putting it in his more precise, less “rude” speech. Other early writers felt that Paul wrote it in Hebrew to the Jews and it was translated in Greek by Luke. The first possibility is more likely and it is to be supposed that since Paul was older (after his first imprisonment) that he without doubt used a scribe or secretary, due to his eye problems. Using a secretary who upgraded the grammatical construction does not detract from the Pauline authorship by dictation.”

“Origen wrote: “That the verbal style of the epistle entitled ‘To the Hebrews,’ is not rude like the language of the apostle, who acknowledged himself ‘rude in speech,’ that is, in expression; but that its diction is purer Greek, anyone who has the power to discern differences of phraseology will acknowledge. Moreover, that the thoughts of the epistle are admirable, and not inferior to the acknowledged apostolic writings, any one who carefully examines the apostolic text will admit.” Farther on he adds: “If I gave my opinion, I should say that the thoughts are those of the apostle, but the diction and phraseology are those of someone who remembered the apostolic teachings, and wrote down at his leisure what had been said by his teacher. Therefore if any church holds that this epistle is by Paul, let it be commended for this. For not without reason have the ancients handed it down as Paul’s.””

For more on the Historical Tradition concerning the writing of Hebrews see:

Early Church Fathers, by Fred P. Miller.

“But as to who wrote the epistle, only God knows the truth.”  Origen.

Word/Phrase count, and comparison by Michael Seymour.

“…conscience…”

John
1
Acts
2
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
9
2 Corinthians
2
1 Timothy
4
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
Hebrews
5
1 Peter
3

Joh 8:9, And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

Act 23:1, ¶ And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Act 24:16, And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

Rom 2:15, Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another;)

Rom 9:1, ¶ I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Rom 13:5, Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

1Co 8:7, ¶ Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1Co 8:10, For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;

1Co 8:12, But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

1Co 10:25, Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1Co 10:27, If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

1Co 10:28, But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

1Co 10:29, Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

2Co 1:12, ¶ For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2Co 4:2, But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

1Ti 1:5, ¶ Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1Ti 1:19, Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1Ti 3:9, Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1Ti 4:2, Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

2Ti 1:3, I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

Tit 1:15, Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Heb 9:9, Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Heb 9:14, How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb 10:2, For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

Heb 10:22, Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Heb 13:18, ¶ Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

1Pe 2:19, For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

1Pe 3:16, ¶ Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

1Pe 3:21, ¶ The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

“…race…”

1 Corinthians

1

Hebrews

1

1Co 9:24, ¶ Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Heb 12:1, ¶ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

“…the promise…”

Luke
1
Acts
6
Romans
7
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
7
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
8
2 Peter
1
1 John
1

Luk 24:49, And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Act 1:4, And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

Act 2:33, Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

Act 2:39, For  the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Act 7:17, ¶ But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Act 13:32, And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

Act 26:6, And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

Rom 4:13, For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Rom 4:14, For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

Rom 4:16, Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Rom 4:20, He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Rom 9:4, Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

Rom 9:8, That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Rom 15:8, Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

2 Co 1:20, For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Gal 3:14, That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Gal 3:16, Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Gal 3:17, And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Gal 3:19, ¶ Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Gal 3:21, Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Gal 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.

Gal 3:29, And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

2 Ti 1:1, ¶ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Heb 6:12, That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Heb 6:15, And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Heb 7:6, But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Heb 9:15, ¶ And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Heb 10:36, For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Heb 11:13, These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Heb 11:17, By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Heb 11:39, And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

2 Pe 3:4, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

1 Jo 2:25, And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

“…golden censer…”

Hebrews
1
Revelation
1

Heb 9:4, Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Rev 8:3, And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

“…in another…”

John
1
Acts
1

Hebrews

1

Joh 19:37, And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Act 13:35, Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Heb 5:6, As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

“…shadow…”  Used in the context of heavenly things to come.

Colossians
1
Hebrews
3

Col 2:17, Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Heb 8:5, Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Heb 9:5, And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

Heb 10:1, ¶ For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

“…shortly…”

Acts
1
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
Philippians
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
1
2 Peter
1
3 John
1
Revelation
2

Act 25:4, But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

Rom 16:20, And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

1Co 4:19, But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

Phi 2:19, But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Phi 2:24, But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

1Ti 3:14, ¶ These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

2Ti 4:9, ¶ Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

Heb 13:23, Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

2Pe 1:14, Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

3Jo 1:14, But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Rev 1:1, ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Rev 22:6, ¶ And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

“…figure…”

Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
Hebrews
3
1 Peter
1

Rom 5:14, Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

1Co 4:6, And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

Heb 9:9, Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Heb 9:24, For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Heb 11:19, Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

1Pe 3:21, ¶ The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

“…he saith…” within a context of quoting scripture.

Acts
2
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
7
James
1

Act 2:34, For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Act 13:35, Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Rom 9:15, For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Rom 9:25, ¶ As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Rom 10:21, But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

Rom 15:10, And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

1Co 15:27, For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

2Co 6:2, (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Gal 3:16, Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Eph 4:8, Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Heb 1:6, And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Heb 1:7, And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Heb 1:8, But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Heb 5:6, As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb 8:8, For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

Heb 8:13, In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Heb 10:5, Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

Jam 4:6, But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

“…signify…”

John
3
Acts
3
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1

Joh 12:33, This he said, signifying what death he should die.

Joh 18:32, That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

Joh 21:19, This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

Act 21:26, Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

Act 23:15, Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

Act 25:27, For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

Heb 9:8, ¶ The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

1Pe 1:11, Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

“…signified…”

Acts
1
Revelation
1

Act 11:28, And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

Rev 1:1, ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

“…signifieth…”

Hebrews
1

Heb 12:27, And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

“…disannul…”

Galatians
2
Hebrews
1

Gal 3:15, Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

Gal 3:17, And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Heb 7:18, For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

“…in a certain place…”

Luke
1
Hebrews
2

Luk 11:1, ¶ And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Heb 2:6, But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Heb 4:4, For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

“…altar, eat…”

Matthew
6
Luke
2
Acts
1
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
3
Hebrews
2
James
1
Revelation
8

The list above represents all the times the word altar is used in the NT.  The verses below are those within the context of eating from the altar.

1Co 9:13, Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live (Gr. to feed) of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

1Co 10:18, Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

Heb 13:10, We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

“…the camp…”

Hebrews
2
Revelation
1

Heb 13:11, For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

Heb 13:13, Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Rev 20:9, And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

“…under his feet…”

1 Corinthians
2
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1

1Co 15:25, For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Co 15:27, For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

Eph 1:22, And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Heb 2:8, Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

“…the tabernacle…”

Acts
3
Hebrews
4
Revelation
2

Act 7:43, Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Act 7:44, Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

Act 15:16, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

Heb 8:5, Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Heb 9:3, And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Heb 9:21, Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Heb 13:10, We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

Rev 15:5, ¶ And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

Rev 21:3, And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

“…a certain…”

Matthew
6
Mark
3
Luke
33
John
4
Acts
29
Romans
1
Hebrews
4

Mat 8:19, And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Mat 9:18, ¶ While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Mat 18:23, Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

Mat 20:20, ¶ Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

Mat 21:33, ¶ Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

Mat 22:2, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Mar 5:25, And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Mar 12:42, And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

Mar 14:51, And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:

Luk 1:5, ¶ There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

Luk 5:12, ¶ And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Luk 5:17, ¶ And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Luk 7:2, And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

Luk 7:41, There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

Luk 8:22, ¶ Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

Luk 8:27, And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

Luk 9:57, ¶ And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Luk 10:25, ¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luk 10:30, And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

Luk 10:31, And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luk 10:33, But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Luk 10:38, ¶ Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

Luk 11:1, ¶ And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luk 11:27, ¶ And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

Luk 11:37, ¶ And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

Luk 12:16, And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

Luk 13:6, ¶ He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Luk 14:2, And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.

Luk 14:16, Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

Luk 15:11, ¶ And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Luk 16:1, ¶ And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

Luk 16:19, ¶ There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luk 16:20, And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luk 17:12, And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

Luk 18:18, ¶ And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luk 18:35, ¶ And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Luk 19:12, He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

Luk 20:9, ¶ Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.

Luk 21:2, And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

Luk 22:56, But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.

Luk 23:19, (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

Joh 4:46, So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

Joh 5:4, For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

Joh 5:5, And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

Joh 11:1, ¶ Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

Act 3:2, And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

Act 5:1, ¶ But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

Act 5:2, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Act 8:9, But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Act 8:36, And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

Act 9:10, ¶ And 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.

Act 9:33, And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

Act 9:36, ¶ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Act 10:1, ¶ There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Act 10:11, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

Act 11:5, I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

Act 13:6, And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

Act 14:8, ¶ And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:

Act 16:1, ¶ Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

Act 16:14, And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

Act 16:16, ¶ And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

Act 18:2, And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

Act 18:7, ¶ And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

Act 18:24, ¶ And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Act 19:24, For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

Act 20:9, And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus,being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Act 21:10, And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

Act 23:17, Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

Act 24:1, ¶ And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

Act 25:14, And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

Act 27:16, And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

Act 27:26, Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

Act 27:39, And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

Rom 15:26, For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Heb 2:6, But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Heb 4:4, For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

Heb 4:7, Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Heb 10:27, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

“…by interpretation…”

John
2
Acts
2
Hebrews
1

Joh 1:42, And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Joh 9:7, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Act 9:36, ¶ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Act 13:8, But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Heb 7:2, To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

“…and again…”

John
6
Acts
1
Romans
3
1 Corinthians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Thess.
1
Hebrews
5
Revelation
2

Joh 19:37, And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Rom 15:10, And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

Rom 15:11, And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.

Rom 15:12, And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

1Co 3:20, And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

Heb 1:5, For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Heb 1:6, And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Heb 2:13, And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

Heb 10:30, For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

“…doctrine of Christ…”

Hebrews
1
2 John
2

Heb 6:1, ¶ Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

2 Jo 1:9, Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

“…partakers…”

Matthew
1
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
5
2 Corinthians
1
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1Timothy
1
Hebrews
6
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
Revelation
1

Mat 23:30, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

Rom 15:27, It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

1Co 9:12, If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

1Co 9:13, Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

1Co 10:17, For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1Co 10:18, Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

1Co 10:21, Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

2Co 1:7, ¶ And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

Eph 3:6, That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Eph 5:7, Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Phi 1:7, ¶ Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

Col 1:12, ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

1Ti 6:2, And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

Heb 2:14, ¶ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 3:1, ¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Heb 3:14, For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

Heb 6:4, For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

Heb 12:8, But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Heb 12:10, For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

1Pe 4:13, But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

2Pe 1:4, Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Rev 18:4, And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

“…consolation…”

Luke
2
Acts
2
Romans
1
2 Corinthians
5
Philippians
1
2 Thess.
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
1

Luk 2:25, ¶ And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

Luk 6:24, But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Act 4:36, And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Act 15:31, Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Rom 15:5, ¶ Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

2Co 1:5, For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2Co 1:6, And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

2Co 1:7, ¶ And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

2Co 7:7, And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Phi 2:1, ¶ If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

2Th 2:16, ¶ Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

Phm 1:7, For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

Heb 6:18, That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

“…the God of peace…”

Romans
2
Philippians
1
Hebrews
1

2 Corinthians

1

Rom 15:33, Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Rom 16:20, And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Phi 4:9, Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Heb 13:20, Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

2Co 13:11, ¶ Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

“…made perfect…”

John
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Hebrews
3
James
1
1 John
2

Joh 17:23, I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

2Co 12:9, And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gal 3:3, Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Heb 5:9, And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Heb 11:40, God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Heb 12:23, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Jam 2:22, Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

1Jo 4:17, ¶ Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

1Jo 4:18, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

“…twoedged sword…”

Hebrews
1
Revelation
2

Heb 4:12, For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Rev 1:16, And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Rev 2.12, And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

“…hold fast…”

1 Thess.
1
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
3
Revelation
2

1Th 5:21, Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

2Ti 1:13, Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Heb 3:6, But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Heb 4:14, Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Heb 10:23, Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Rev 2:25, But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Rev 3:3, Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

“…may obtain mercy…”

Romans
1
Hebrews
1

Rom 11:31, Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

Heb 4:16, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

“…Christ Jesus…”

Acts
1
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
5
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
5
Ephesians
7
Philippians
9
Colossians
3
1 Thess.
2
1 Timothy
6
2 Timothy
8
Philemon
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
2

I did not list all 58 uses of Christ Jesus, 55 of them are in Pauline Text, one in Acts, with Luke quoting Paul, and numbers 57 and 58 in 1 Peter.  Most definitely Pauline.

“…full assurance…”

Colossians
1
Hebrews
2

Col 2:2, That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Heb 6:11, And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

Heb 10:22, Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

“…more abundantly…”

John
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
3
1 Thess.
1
Hebrews
1

Joh 10:10, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

1Co 15:10, But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

2Co 1:12, ¶ For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2Co 2:4, For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2Co 12:15, And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

1Th 2:17, ¶ But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

Heb 6:17, Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

“…he saith also…”

Acts
1
Romans
1
Hebrews
1

Act 13:35, Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Rom 9:25, ¶ As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Heb 5:6, As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

“…mediator…”

Galatians
3
1 Timothy
1
Hebrews
3

Gal 3:19, ¶ Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Gal 3:20, Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

1Ti 2:5, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Heb 8:6, ¶ But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Heb 9:15, ¶ And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Heb 12:24, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

“…by angels…”

Galatians
1
Hebrews
1

Gal 3:19, ¶ Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Heb 2:2, For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

“…they which are called…”

Hebrews
1
Revelation
1

Heb 9:15, ¶ And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Rev 19:9, And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

“…shadow of…”

Colossians
1
Hebrews
1

Col 2:17, Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Heb 10:1, ¶ For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

“…by faith…”

Acts
2
Romans
8
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
5
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
Hebrews
17
James
1

“…By Faith…” is mentioned 36 times in the New Testament, once by Luke, and once by James, 34 times by Paul.

“…more excellent…”

Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
Hebrews
3

Rom 2:18, And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

1Co 12:31, But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Heb 1:4, ¶ Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Heb 8:6, ¶ But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Heb 11:4, ¶ By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

“…an inheritance…”

Acts
1
Ephesians
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1

Act 20:32, And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Eph 1:11, In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Heb 11:8, By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

1Pe 1:4, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

“…seal, sealed,…”

John
2
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Ephesians
2
2 Timothy
1

Joh 3:33, He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

Joh 6:27, Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Rom 4:11, And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

Rom 15:28, When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

1Co 9:2, If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

2Co 1:22, Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Eph 1:13, In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 4:30, And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

2Ti 2:19, ¶ Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Here I mentioned the words, seal, and sealed, though not used within the text of Hebrews, to show another interesting connection between Paul, and the Johannine tradition.  These two traditions are the only two to use these words, and keeping in mind that the Apostle John was a leader of the Christian movement at Ephesus suggests a relationship between Paul, and John.  It is interesting to find these terms used within the Gospel of John, written long after the death of Paul.  On another occasion, the usage with a Pauline/Johannine connection is within Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  Paul writes to the Christian movement at Ephesus of which John was a leader, along with Aquila and Priscilla, and Apollos. The Apostolic Tradition tells us as well that the first Bishop of Ephesus was none other than Timothy, Paul’s Spiritual Son. Understanding these facts then makes it understandable how some of Paul’s vernacular could show up in the later Johannine literature. We then see the terms seal, and sealed, within the Johannine Tradition, including the Book of Revelation.  Now another connection between Paul and John:

“…but I trust…”

1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Philippians
1
2 John
1
3 John
1

1Co 16:7, For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

2Co 13:6, But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

Phi 2:24, But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

2Jo 1:12, ¶ Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full

3Jo 1:14, But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

“…wherefore…”

Matthew
13
Luke
3
John
1
Acts (Luke)
16
Romans
7
1 Corinthians
10
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
3
Ephesians
8
Philippians
2
Colossians
1
1 Thess.
4
2 Thess.
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
12
James
3
1 Peter
4
2 Peter
2

Mat 6:30, Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Mat 7:20, Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Mat 9:4, And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Mat 12:12, How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

Mat 12:31, Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

Mat 14:31, And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mat 18:8, Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

Mat 19:6, Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Mat 23:31, Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

Mat 23:34, ¶ Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

Mat 24:26, Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Mat 26:50, And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Mat 27:8, Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Luk 7:7, Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

Luk 7:47, Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Luk 19:23, Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

Joh 9:27, He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?

Act 1:21, Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Act 6:3, Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Act 10:21, Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

Act 13:35, Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Act 15:19, Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

Act 19:32, Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

Act 19:38, Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

Act 20:26, Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Act 22:24, The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.

Act 22:30, On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.

Act 23:28, And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council:

Act 24:26, He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

Act 25:26, Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

Act 26:3, Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

Act 27:25, Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Act 27:34, Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

Rom 1:24, Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Rom 7:4, Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Rom 7:12, Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Rom 9:32, Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Rom 13:5, Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

Rom 15:7, ¶ Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

1Co 4:16, Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

1Co 8:13, Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

1Co 10:12, Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1Co 10:14, Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1Co 11:27, Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Co 11:33, Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

1Co 12:3, Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed:1 and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1Co 14:13, Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1Co 14:22, Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

1Co 14:39, Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

2Co 2:8, Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

2Co 5:9, Wherefore we labour,1 that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2Co 5:16, ¶ Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

2Co 6:17, Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2Co 7:12, ¶ Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

2Co 8:24, Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2Co 11:11, Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

Gal 3:19, ¶ Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Gal 3:24, Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Gal 4:7, Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Eph 1:15, ¶ Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Eph 2:11, ¶ Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph 3:13, Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Eph 4:8, Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Eph 4:25, Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Eph 5:14, Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Eph 5:17, Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Eph 6:13, Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Phi 2:9, Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Phi 2:12, ¶ Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Col 2:20, Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

1Th 2:18, Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

1Th 3:1, ¶ Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

1Th 4:18, Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1Th 5:11, ¶ Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

2Th 1:11, ¶ Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2Ti 1:6, ¶ Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Tit 1:13, This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Phm 1:8, ¶ Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,

Heb 2:17, Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb 3:1, ¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Heb 3:7, ¶ Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

Heb 3:10, Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

Heb 7:25, Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Heb 8:3, For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

Heb 10:5, Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

Heb 11:16, But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Heb 12:1, ¶ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Heb 12:12, Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

Heb 12:28, Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Heb 13:12, Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Jam 1:19, ¶ Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Jam 1:21, Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Jam 4:6, But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

1Pe 1:13, ¶ Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1Pe 2:1, ¶ Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

1Pe 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.

1Pe 4:19, Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

2Pe 1:10, Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

2Pe 1:12, ¶ Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

“…wherefore…”  Continued:

2 Peter
1
1 John
1
3 John
1
Revelation
1

2Pe 3:14, Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

1Jo 3:12, Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

3Jo 1:10, Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

Rev 17:7, ¶ And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Of the 104 times “…wherefore…” is used throughout the New Testament, 77 times it is used by Paul, and Luke.  Let us look at Luke’s usage of the word first.  Of the 19 times Luke uses this word, 3 are used in His Gospel.  16 times it is used in Acts.  The first 3 times Luke uses the term in Acts, he is quoting the Apostle Peter.  Use of the term “…wherefore…,” the first 3 times takes us from Acts 1- Acts 13.  Acts 13 is where Paul comes into the picture and dominates to the end of the book of Acts. Acts 13 through Acts 28, have the term used 13 times.  With almost all uses, Paul is speaking, and almost always starts His sentences with the term, as He does throughout His own writings. What is interesting to me is the abundance of the use of the term with Paul in the last 15 Chapters of Acts, versus only 3 times in the first 12 chapters with Peter.  Luke quotes Paul much more than Peter.  This next selection of verses from the Acts may explain why:

Ch.16.1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;

12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

These are the famous WE verses of the Book of Acts!  At verse 10 suddenly, yet ever so discreetly, the author changes his telling of the story into the first person tense.  It is very easily missed as you are reading the dynamic story of the Apostle Paul, and the disciples of his.  For the rest of the Book of Acts, the author will use WE instead of THEY, unless he is isolating characters in a particular account, i.e., chapters 16 through 20.  The writer moves from THEY, to WE, then  back to THEY.  In chapter 20 he resumes with WE.  In the first 12 Chapters he only uses THEY.  Why would this be?  We may find the answer in the beginning of the Gospel of St Luke, which is Part One, of his Two part Volume including the Acts of the Apostles, and in the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles.

Luke 1

King James Version (KJV)

1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among US,

2 Even as THEY delivered them unto US, which from the beginning were Eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Heb 2:3, How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 

2Pe 1:16, ¶ For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 

1Jo 1:1, ¶ That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 

Acts 1

King James Version (KJV)

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

I believe we have an answer now, Luke was there! Luke was part of the 120, and among the men, “…that companied with us…,” from the baptism of John to the present.  

This is why Luke could write to Theophilus, “…it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all from the VERY FIRST, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus…”. (Theo-God, Philus-Love, or Lover of God, friend of God.  Greek-Theophilus, Latin-Ama-Love, Deus-God, Amadeus).  This name could be used as a Title, as well as a Proper Name.  Luke may be writing to a Very Notable Assembly!

Luke writing Acts, uses he, they, him, them, these…, when it does not directly involve him, he then uses WE, when it does involve him.  In the first 12 Chapters of Acts, he may have not always been present with Peter, and others doing the work of God.  His quotations of Peter would be less than that of Paul, for Luke was travelling with Paul, hence WE!

“…confirmed…”

Acts
1
1 Corinthians
1
Galatians
1
Hebrews
1

Act 15:32, And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

1Co 1:6, Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

Gal 3:17, And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Heb 2:3, How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

“…from the beginning…”

Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
1
John
4
Acts
3
Ephesians
1
2 Thess.
1
2 Peter
1
1 John
9
2 John
2

Mat 19:8, He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Mar 10:6, But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

Mar 13:19, For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

Luk 1:2, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

Joh 6:64, But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

Joh 8:25, Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

Joh 8:44, Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Joh 15:27, And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Act 11:4, But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

Act 15:18, Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Act 26:5, Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

Eph 3:9, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

2Th 2:13, ¶ But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2Pe 3:4, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

1Jo 1:1, ¶ That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

1Jo 2:7, ¶ Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

1Jo 2:13, I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

1Jo 2:14, I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

1Jo 2:24, Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1Jo 3:8, He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1Jo 3:11, ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

2Jo 1:5, ¶ And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

2Jo 1:6, And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

“…eyewitnesses…”

Luke
1
2 Peter
1

Luk 1:2, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

2Pe 1:16, ¶ For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

I mentioned earlier in this writing that there seemed to be a unique connection with the Johannine, and Petrine traditions within the Epistle To The Hebrews. Perhaps the connection in vocabulary comes through Luke in a major way, and Paul in a minor way.

“…on this wise…”

Matthew
1
John
1
Acts
2
Romans
1
Hebrews
1

Mat 1:18, ¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Joh 21:1, ¶ After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

Act 7:6, And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

Act 13:34, And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

Rom 10:6, But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Heb 4:4, For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

“…salute…”

Matthew
2
Mark
2
Luke
2
Acts
4
Romans
17
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
1
Philippians
2
Colossians
3
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
2
1 Peter
1
3 John
1

Mat 5:47, And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Mat 10:12, And when ye come into an house, salute it.

Mar 9:15, And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

Mar 15:18, And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

Luk 1:40, And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

Luk 10:4, Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

Act 18:22, And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

Act 21:7, And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

Act 21:19, And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Act 25:13, ¶ And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

Rom 16:5, Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

Rom 16:7, Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Rom 16:9, Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

Rom 16:10, Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus’ household.

Rom 16:11, Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Rom 16:12, Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

Rom 16:13, Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

Rom 16:14, Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

Rom 16:15, Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

Rom 16:16, Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

Rom 16:21, ¶ Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

Rom 16:22, I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

Rom 16:23, Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

1Co 16:19, ¶ The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

2Co 13:13, All the saints salute you.

Phi 4:21, Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.

Phi 4:22, All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.

Col 4:10, Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

Col 4:12, Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Col 4:15, Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

2Ti 4:19, Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

Tit 3:15, All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Phm 1:23, There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

Heb 13:24, Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

1Pe 5:13, The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

3Jo 1:14, But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

These are but a few examples of articulation inherent within the text of, The Epistle to The Hebrews, as compared to the entire New Testament.  All pointing to Paul and Luke, as the major influence of this Epistle.

Opening Chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Opening Chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

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