“Forasmuch as ye know that [YE WERE NOT REDEEMED WITH CORRUPTIBLE THINGS], as silver and gold, but [WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, AS OF A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH AND WITHOUT SPOT]” (1 Peter 18–19).
“[THEY THAT TRUST IN THEIR WEALTH, AND] boast themselves in the multitude of [THEIR RICHES; NONE OF THEM CAN BY ANY MEANS REDEEM HIS BROTHER], nor give to God a ransom for him: ([FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THEIR SOUL IS PRECIOUS, AND IT CEASETH FOR EVER]:)” (Psalm 49:6-8).
“[RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH]: but [RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH]” (Proverbs 11:4).
“For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that [PERISH FOOLISHNESS]; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:18-19).
Now, therefore, as THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE THINGS THAT ARE ETERNAL IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST who died for us; for this purpose then WE SHOULD LIVE UNTO HIM AND NOT UNTO OURSELVES (2 Corinthians 5:15).
“[JESUS CHRIST] the same [YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have [ETERNAL LIFE]: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not [COME TO ME, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE]” (John 5:39–40).
“Therefore doth my Father love me, because [I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. [I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN]. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18).
“I am the resurrection, and the life: [HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]. And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [IF A MAN KEEP MY SAYING, HE SHALL NEVER SEE DEATH] (John 8:51).
“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).