Near or Far

This is a subsidiary post of Interesting Word Comparisons.

Matthew 15:8 (quoting Isaiah 29:13 below)

Mark 7:6 (quoting Isaiah 29:13 below)

Mark 12:34  –  “…You are not far from the kingdom of God…”

Romans 10:8

Ephesians 2:13  –  “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

Ephesians 2:17 (quoting Isaiah 57:19 below)

James 4:8  –  “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…”

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Leviticus 10:3  –  “…By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy…”

Deuteronomy 4:7 – “For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?”

Psalm 73:28  –  “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good…”

Psalm 148:14  –  “…the sons of Israel, a people near to Him…”

Isaiah 29:13-14 (quoted in Matthew 15:8 and Mark 7:6 above)  –  “…this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me…”

Isaiah 57:19 (quoted in Ephesians 2:17 above)

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