1 Sing a new song to the Lord!Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!2 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.4 Great...

1 What sorrow awaits the proud city of Samaria—the glorious crown of the drunks of Israel.It sits at the head of a fertile valley,but its glorious beauty will fade like a flower.It is the pride of a peoplebrought down by wine.2 For the Lord will...

1 “In that day you will call your brothers Ammi—‘My people.’ And you will call your sisters Ruhamah—‘The ones I love.’ 2 “But now bring charges against Israel—your mother—for she is no longer my wife,and I am no longer her husband.Tell her to remove the prostitute’s...

1 When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us...

1 Then Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming with his 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and his two servant wives. 2 He put the servant wives and their children at the front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 Then...

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything...

1 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” 2...

1 “I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith. 2 For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. 3 This...

1 O God, we have heard it with our own ears—our ancestors have told usof all you did in their day,in days long ago:2 You drove out the pagan nations by your powerand gave all the land to our ancestors.You crushed their enemiesand set our...

1 This is what the Lord says: “Was your mother sent away because I divorced her?Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors?No, you were sold because of your sins.And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins.2 Why was no one there when...

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!    His faithful love endures forever.2 Let all Israel repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”3 Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”4 Let all who fear the Lord repeat:    “His faithful love endures forever.”5 In my distress I prayed to the Lord,    and the Lord answered me...

18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was...

1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to God’s church in Corinth and to all of his holy people throughout Greece. 2 May God our Father and...

1 Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.Let the whole world know what he has done.2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.3 Exult in his holy name;rejoice, you who worship the Lord.4 Search for the Lord and...

1 When the Israelites escaped from Egypt—when the family of Jacob left that foreign land—2 the land of Judah became God’s sanctuary,and Israel became his kingdom. 3 The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way!The water of the Jordan River turned away.4...

1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;    let me never be put to shame;    deliver me in your righteousness.2 Turn your ear to me,    come quickly to my rescue;be my rock of refuge,    a strong fortress to save me.3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,    for the sake of your...

23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites...

1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was...

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,for the Lord has anointed meto bring good news to the poor.He has sent me to comfort the brokenheartedand to proclaim that captives will be releasedand prisoners will be freed.2 He has sent me to tell...

1 I cry out to God; yes, I shout.Oh, that God would listen to me!2 When I was in deep trouble,I searched for the Lord.All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,but my soul was not comforted.3 I think of God, and I...

21 “In this way, I will demonstrate my glory to the nations. Everyone will see the punishment I have inflicted on them and the power of my fist when I strike. 22 And from that time on the people of Israel will know that I...

1 The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lord to a valley filled with bones. 2 He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out. 3 Then he asked...

9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood...

1 Now, dear brothers and sisters—you who are familiar with the law—don’t you know that the law applies only while a person is living? 2 For example, when a woman marries, the law binds her to her husband as long as he is alive. But...

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never...