Matt 16:18

(NIV)
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
(ESV)
And I tell you you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matt 18:17

(NIV)
If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

(ESV)
If he refuses to listen to them tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Acts 5:11

(NIV)
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

(ESV)
And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.

Acts 8:1

(NIV)
And Saul approved of their killing him.

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
(ESV)
And Saul approved of his execution.

And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Acts 8:3

(NIV)
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.

(ESV)
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

Acts 9:31

(NIV)
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

(ESV)
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it multiplied.

Acts 11:22

(NIV)
News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
(ESV)
The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.

Acts 11:26

(NIV)
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.

(ESV)
and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

Acts 12:1

(NIV)
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
(ESV)
About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church.

Acts 12:5

(NIV)
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

(ESV)
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

Acts 13:1

(NIV)
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
(ESV)
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 14:23

(NIV)
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
(ESV)
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

Acts 14:27

(NIV)
On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
(ESV)
And when they arrived and gathered the church together they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 15:3

(NIV)
The church sent them on their way, and as they travelled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad.
(ESV)
So being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.

Acts 15:4

(NIV)
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.

(ESV)
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them.

Acts 15:22

(NIV)
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.
(ESV)
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,

Acts 15:30

(NIV)
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.
(ESV)
So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Acts 18:22

(NIV)
When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.

(ESV)
When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.

Acts 20:17

(NIV)
From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.
(ESV)
Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.

Acts 20:28

(NIV)
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
(ESV)
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to care for the church of God which he obtained with his own blood.

Rom 16:1

(NIV)
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon , of the church in Cenchreae.
(ESV)
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae,

Rom 16:5

(NIV)
Greet also the church that meets at their house.
Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
(ESV)
Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.

Rom 16:23

(NIV)
Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.

Erastus, who is the city’s director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings. [
(ESV)
Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.

1Cor 1:2

(NIV)
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – their Lord and ours:
(ESV)
To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

1Cor 4:17

(NIV)
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.

(ESV)
That is why I sent you Timothy my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ as I teach them everywhere in every church.

1Cor 5:12

(NIV)
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
(ESV)
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

1Cor 6:4

(NIV)
Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church?
(ESV)
So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church?

1Cor 10:32

(NIV)
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God –
(ESV)
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

1Cor 11:18

(NIV)
In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
(ESV)
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part

1Cor 11:22

(NIV)
Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!

(ESV)
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

1Cor 12:28

(NIV)
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
(ESV)
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing helping administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

1Cor 14:4

(NIV)
Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
(ESV)
The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

1Cor 14:5

(NIV)
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.

(ESV)
Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

1Cor 14:12

(NIV)
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.

(ESV)
So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.

1Cor 14:19

(NIV)
But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

(ESV)
Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

1Cor 14:23

(NIV)
So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and enquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
(ESV)
If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter will they not say that you are out of your minds?

1Cor 14:26

(NIV)
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.
(ESV)
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn a lesson a revelation a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

1Cor 14:28

(NIV)
If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.

(ESV)
But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.

1Cor 14:35

(NIV)
If they want to enquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

(ESV)
If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

1Cor 15:9

(NIV)
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
(ESV)
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

1Cor 16:19

(NIV)
The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.
(ESV)
The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

2Cor 1:1

(NIV)
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:
(ESV)
Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God that is at Corinth with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

Gal 1:13

(NIV)
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.
(ESV)
For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

Eph 1:22

(NIV)
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
(ESV)
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Eph 3:10

(NIV)
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
(ESV)
so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Eph 3:21

(NIV)
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

(ESV)
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Eph 5:23

(NIV)
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour.
(ESV)
For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Eph 5:24

(NIV)
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

(ESV)
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Eph 5:25

(NIV)
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
(ESV)
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Eph 5:27

(NIV)
and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
(ESV)
so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Eph 5:29

(NIV)
After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church –
(ESV)
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Eph 5:32

(NIV)
This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.
(ESV)
This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

Phil 3:6

(NIV)
as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

(ESV)
as to zeal a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law blameless.

Phil 4:15

(NIV)
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
(ESV)
And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.

Col 1:18

(NIV)
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
(ESV)
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Col 1:24

(NIV)
Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
(ESV)
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

Col 4:15

(NIV)
Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

(ESV)
Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

Col 4:16

(NIV)
After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

(ESV)
And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

1Thess 1:1

(NIV)
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
(ESV)
Paul Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace.

2Thess 1:1

(NIV)
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
(ESV)
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

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