With or Without

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These are connections to be sought and maintained.

Matthew 1:23

John 8:29

John 16:32


Micah 6:8


These are deprivations to be avoided and remedied.

An asterisk indicates a synonymous phrasing for “without” is present.

Matthew 9:36  –  “…because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.”

Mark 6:34  –  “…because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.”

*John 15:5  –  “…for apart from Me you can do nothing.”  –  In other words, “Without Me, you can do nothing.”

*Ephesians 2:12  –  “…having no hope and without God in the world.”  –  We can see that they were without hope, too.

Hebrews 11:6  –  “And without faith it is impossible to please Him…”

Hebrews 12:8  –  “…without discipline…”


2 Chronicles 15:1, 2, 3  –  “…For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.”

Job 34:35  –  “Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.”  –  These are the words of Elihu, who, unlike Job’s three friends, spoke wisely.  He spoke only after Job and his three friends had their say; his words were followed immediately by God’s.  

Psalm 49:20  –  “Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.”  –  See Men Likened to Animals and Such.

Proverbs 19:2  –  “Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge…”

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