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 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 This I declare about the Lord:He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;    he is my God, and I trust him.3 For he will rescue you from every trap    and protect...

35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up....

1 Let all that I am praise the Lord. O Lord my God, how great you are!You are robed with honor and majesty.2 You are dressed in a robe of light.You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;3 you lay out the rafters of your...

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 Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. A very large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat in the boat while all the people remained on the shore. 2 He taught them by telling many stories...

1 Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed hand. 2 Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to...

1:29 After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31 So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped...

1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began 2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,and he will prepare your way.3 He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,‘Prepare...

1 “Listen in silence before me, you lands beyond the sea.Bring your strongest arguments.Come now and speak.The court is ready for your case. 2 “Who has stirred up this king from the east,rightly calling him to God’s service?Who gives this man victory over many nationsand permits...

1 “Comfort, comfort my people,”says your God.2 “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem.Tell her that her sad days are goneand her sins are pardoned.Yes, the Lord has punished her twice overfor all her sins.” 3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,“Clear the way through the wildernessfor the...

1 “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of...

1 Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down!How the mountains would quake in your presence!2 As fire causes wood to burnand water to boil,your coming would make the nations tremble.Then your enemies would learn the reason for your fame!3 When you...

20 “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you. 21 Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and...