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Exodus 3: 13-15

13 "But," said Moses to God, "when I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' if they ask me, 'What is his name?' what am I to tell them?" 14 God replied, "I am who I am." Then he added, "This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you."
15 God spoke further to Moses, "Thus shall you say to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.
"This is my name forever;
thos is my title for all generations."

Psalm 50: 1-7

1 A psalm of Asaph.
The LORD, the God of gods,
has spoken and summoned the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 From Zion God shines gorth,
perfect in beauty.
3 Our God comes and will not be silent!
Devouring fire precedes,
storming fiercely round about.
4 God summons the heavens above
and the earth to the judgement of his people:
5 "Gather my faithful ones before me,
those who made a covenant with me by sacrifice."
6 The heavens proclaim divine justice,
for God alone is the judge.
7 "Listen, my people, I will speak;
Israel, I will testify against you;
God, your God am I."

Sirach 42:15-21

15 Now I will recall God's works;
what I have seen, I will describe.
At God's word were his works brought into being;
they do his will as he has ordained for them.
16 As the rising sun is clear to all,
so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;
17 Yet even God's holy ones must fail
in recounting the wonders of the LORD,
Though God has given these, his hosts, the strength
to stand firm before his glory.
18 He plumbs the depths and penetrates the heart;
their innermost being he understands.
The Most High possesses all knowledge,
and sees from of old the things that are to come:
19 he makes known the past and the future,
and reveals the deepest secrets.
20 No understanding does he lack;
no single thing escapes him.
21 Perennial is his almighty wisdom;
he is from all eternity one and the same.

Micah 5:1-4

1 But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,
too small to be among the clans of Judah.
From you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel;
Whose origin is from of old,
from ancient times.
2 (Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time
when she who is to give birth has borne,
And the rest of his brethren shall return
to the children of Israel.)
3 He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock
by the strength of the LORD,
in the majestic name of the LORD, his God;
And they shall remain, for now his greatness
shall reach to the ends of the earth;
4a he shall be peace.

Matthew 6:9-13

9 "This is how you are to pray:
Our father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread;
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
13 and do not subject us to the final test,
but deliver us from the evil one.

Philippians 2:5-11

5 Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,
6 Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equalty with God something to be grasped.
7 Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
8 he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death,
even death on a cross.
9 Because of this,
God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Revelation 15:1-4

1 Then I saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring: seven angels with the seven last plagues, for through them God's fury is accomplished.
2 Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. On the sea of glass were standing those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number that signified his name. They were holding God's harps, 3 and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the lamb:
"Great and wonderful are your works,
Lord God almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
O king of the nations.
4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
or glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All the nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed."


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