Christ’s Deity and the ISV Bible

In this short post I will be quoting some of the many biblical verses from the International Standard Version (ISV), which affirm that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who became flesh, being the unchangeable Creator and Sustainer of all creation, whom the whole entire creation must worship in the same way that they worship the Father.

“But there will be no gloom for her who was in distress. Formerly, he brought contempt to the region of Zebulun and the region of Naphtali, but in the future he will have made glorious the way of the sea, the territory beyond the Jordan—Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for those living in a land of deep darkness, a light has shined upon them… For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the growth of his government and peace there will be no end. He will rule over his kingdom, sitting on the throne of David, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7

““As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity. Therefore that ruler will abandon them until the woman in labor gives birth. Then the rest of his countrymen will return to the Israelis. Then he will take his stand, shepherding by means of the strength of the Lord, by the power of the name of the Lord his God. And they will be firmly established; indeed, from then on he will become great— to the ends of the earth.” Micah 5:2-4

Matthew and Luke record the fulfillment of the foregoing prophecies:

After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign[a] of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east and asked, ‘Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’ When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, as was all of Jerusalem. He called together all the high priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet: “O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, because from you will come a ruler who will shepherd[e] my people Israel.”’” Matthew 2:1-6

“Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he went back to Galilee. He left Nazareth and settled in Capernaum by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, in order to fulfill what was declared by the prophet Isaiah when he said, ‘O Land of Zebulun and Land of Naphtali, on the road to the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the unbelievers! The people living in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the land and shadow of death, a light has risen.’” Matthew 4:12-16

“Now in the sixth month of her pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you!’ Startled by his statement, she tried to figure out what his greeting meant. Then the angel told her, ‘Stop being afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with God. Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end.’ Mary asked the angel, ‘How can this happen, since I have not had relations with a man?’ The angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will surround you. Therefore, the child will be holy and will be called the Son of God.’” Luke 1:26-35

Other verses that testifies to Christ being God Almighty that became man include:

“In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life brought light to humanity… This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him. Yet the world did not recognize him… The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father’s uniquely existing Son, who is full of grace and truth… No one has ever seen God. The uniquely existing God, who is close to the Father’s side, has revealed him.” John 1:18

“The one who comes from above is superior to everything. The one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to everything.” John 3:31

“Then he told Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Take your hand, and put it into my side. Stop doubting, but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus told him, ‘Is it because you’ve seen me that you have believed? How blessed are those who have never seen me and yet have believed!’” John 20:27-29

“Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to be shepherds of God’s church, which he acquired with his own blood.” Acts 20:28

“To the Israelis belong the patriarchs, and from them, the Messiah descended, who is God over all, the one who is forever blessed. Amen. Romans 9:5

“yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live.” 1 Corinthians 8:6

“and the unlimited greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength, which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm. He is FAR ABOVE every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and EVERY NAME that can be named, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come. God has put everything under the Messiah’s feet and has made him the head of everything for the good of the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 1:19-23

“Now to each one of us grace has been given proportionate to the measure of the Messiah’s gift. That is why God says, ‘When he went up to the highest place, he led captives into captivity and gave gifts to people.’ Now what does this ‘he went up’ mean except that he also had gone down into the lower parts of the earth? The one who went down is the same one who went up above all the heavens so that all things would be fulfilled.” Ephesians 4:7-10

“For you know very well that no immoral or impure person, or anyone who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.” Ephesians 5:5

“Have the same attitude among yourselves[a] that was also in the Messiah Jesus: In God’s own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping. Instead, poured out in emptiness, a servant’s form did he possess, a mortal man becoming. In human form he chose to be, and lived in all humility, death on a cross obeying. Now lifted up by God to heaven, a name above all others given, this matchless name possessing. And so, when Jesus’ name is called, the knees of everyone should fall, wherever they’re residing. Then every tongue in one accord, will say that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, while God the Father praising.” Philippians 2:5-11

“God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom he loves, through whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him. He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together. He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything. Footnotes: Colossians 1:13-18

“See to it that no one enslaves you through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to the Messiah, because all the essence of deity inhabits him in bodily form.” Colossians 2:9

“as we wait for the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah. He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.” Titus 2:13-14

“God, having spoken in former times in fragmentary and varied fashion to our forefathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his powerful word. After he had provided a cleansing from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Highest Majesty… But about the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. That is why God, your God, anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.’ And, ‘In the beginning, Lord, YOU laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of YOUR hands. They will come to an end, but YOU will remain forever. They will all wear out like clothes. YOU will roll them up like a robe, and they will be changed like clothes. But you remain the same, and your life will never end.’” Hebrews 1:1-3, 8-12

“From: Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. To: Those who have received faith that is as valuable as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah… For in this way you will be generously granted entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah.” 2 Peter 1:1, 11

“For if, after escaping the world’s corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one.” 2 Peter 2:20

“to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the commandment of our Lord and Savior spoken through your apostles… Instead, continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah. Glory belongs to him both now and on that eternal day! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:2, 18

“We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20

“and from Jesus the Messiah, the witness, the faithful one, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and has made us a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, be glory and power forever and ever! Amen. Look! He is coming in the clouds. Every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ declares the Lord God, ‘the one who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.’ I am John, your brother and partner in the oppression, kingdom, and patience that comes because of Jesus. I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. I came to be in the Spirit on the Day of the Lord, when I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet, saying, ‘Write on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.’ Then I turned to see who was talking to me, and when I turned I saw seven gold lamp stands. Among the lamp stands there was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash around his chest. His head and his hair were white like wool, in fact, as white as snow. His eyes were like flames of fire, his feet were like glowing bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of raging waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword. His face was like the sun when it shines with full force. When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, ‘Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last, the living one. I was dead—but look!—I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades.’” Revelation 1:5-18

“When the lamb had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down in front of him. Each held a harp and a gold bowl full of incense, the prayers of the saints. They sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased us for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You made us a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on the earth.’ Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels, the living creatures, and the elders surrounding the throne. They numbered 10,000’s times 10,000 and thousands times thousands. They sang with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the lamb who was slaughtered to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise!’ I heard EVERY CREATURE in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THEM, saying, ‘To the one who sits on the throne AND TO THE LAMB be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!’ Then the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’, and the elders bowed down and worshipped.” Revelation 5:8-14

“‘See! I am coming soon! My reward is with me to repay everyone according to his behavior. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the endI, Jesus, have sent my angel to give this testimony to you for the churches. I am the root and descendant of David, the bright morning star.’… The one who is testifying to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.” Revelation 22:12-13, 16

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