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Genesis 12:1-5

1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brothers son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Isaiah 55:1-3

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Mark 1:9-13

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
12And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Deuteronomy 33 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun,
who rideth upon the heaven in thy help,
and in his excellence on the sky.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneth are the verlasting arms:
and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee,
and shall say, “Destroy them“.
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone:
the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a alnd of corn and wine,
also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29 Happy art thou, O Israel:
who is like unto thee, O people!
saved by the LORD, hte shield of thy help,
and who is the sword of thy excellence:
and thy enemies shall be found liars unto thee,
and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

29 shall: or, shall be subdued

Psalm 90 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world:
even from verlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction:
and sayest, ´Return, ye chldren of men`.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood, they are as a sleep:
in the morning thea are like grass which groweth up.
6 In the morning it florisheth, and groweth up:
in the evening is cut cut down, and withereth.

Lamentations 5 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

16 The crown is fallen from our head:
´Woe unto us, that we have sinned!`
17 For this our heart is faint,
for these our eyes are dim.
18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate.
the foxes walk upon it.
19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever;
thy throne from generation to generation.
20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever,
and forsake us so long time?
21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned:
renew our days as of old.
22 But thou hast utterly rejected us:
thou art very wroth against us.

Ecclesiasticus 1 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

1 All wisdom cometh from the Lord,
and is with him for ever.
2 Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity?
3 Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?
4 Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.
5 The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.
6 To whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed? or who hath known her wise counsels?
7 Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest? and who hath understood her great experience?
8 There is one wise and greatly to be feared, the Lord sitting upon his throne.

Matthew 1 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: when as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, `Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.´
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 `Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel´, which being interpreted is, God with us.

20 conceived: Gr. begotten. 21 Jesus, that is, Saviour, Heb. 23 they: or, his name shall be called

The Epistle to the Hebrews 1 (The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible, 2011)

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, `Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?´ And again, `I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son´?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, `And let all the angels of God worship him.´
7 And of the angels he saith, `Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.´
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom´.

6 And: or, When he bringeth again. 7 of: Gr. unto. 8 righteousness: Gr. rightness, or, straightness


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