He who sits on the throne says. "Look, I am making all things new." He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together.
Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
The vineyard of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden of his delight. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
"Don’t weep," said Jesus. Then He came to the stretcher, and those carrying it stood still. Jesus said, "Young man, listen! Get up!" The dead man immediately sat up and began talking.
"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations."
Celebrate and rejoice, because our sister was dead and has come to life; she was lost and has been found
"For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and we were all made to drink of one Spirit."
"Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh."
"I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD."
"Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"
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