Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Be Ye" (part 1 of 2)

"Be Ye" - Commands for God's Children

A couple of days ago, I was reviewing some memory verses and found the phrase "be ye" in a few verses. I thought it would be interesting to do a study and see how many times we are commanded to "be ye." Some of these commands were given to specific people for specific instances, but I believe that we can still apply these commands as believers.

1) Be ye fruitful
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. Genesis 9:7

2) Be ye holy
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 20:7
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1 Peter 1:15
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16

3) Be ye mindful of His covenant
Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 1 Chronicles 16:15

4) Be ye strong
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7

5) Be ye of an understanding heart
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Proverbs 8:5
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17

6) Be ye saved
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22

7) Be ye clean
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord. Isaiah 52:11

8) Be ye glad
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. Isaiah 65:18

9) Be ye ashamed (for those who have neglected God's work)
Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. Joel 1:11

10) Be ye perfect
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

11) Be ye wise as serpents, harmless as doves
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16

12) Be ye ready for Christ's return
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:44
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Luke 12:40

13) Be ye merciful
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:36

 14) Be ye transformed (by the renewing of your mind)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

15) Be ye followers (of Paul)
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 1 Corinthians 4:16
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1

16) Be ye children in malice
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 1 Corinthians 14:20

17) Be ye steadfast
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

18) Be ye reconciled to God
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20

19) Be ye separate
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2 Corinthians 6:17

20) Be ye angry - and sin not
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Ephesians 4:26

21) Be ye kind
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

22) Be ye followers of God
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; Ephesians 5:1

23) Be ye thankful
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15

24) Be ye doers of the Word
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22

25) Be ye patient
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:8

26) Be ye all of one mind
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 1 Peter 3:8

27) Be ye sober
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Peter 4:7

Commands for the children of Israel
(which can also be applied to those of us following God in our journey)
1) Be of good courage
And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes. Numbers 13:20
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; Joshua 23:6

2) Be not terrified
And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; Deuteronomy 20:3

3) Be ready

And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready: Joshua 8:4

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