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A psalm of David.
1 Yahweh is my shepherd,
I have no lack.
2 Yahweh makes me lie down on lush pastures,
he leads me to calm waters.
3 Yahweh restores my life.
He leads me along the pathways of justice,
for the sake of his reputation.
4 Even when I walk through the valley of death's shadow,
I fear no danger,
for you are with me,
your rod and your staff comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You dampen my head with oil,
my cup is completely full.
6 Surely your goodness and loyalty will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in Yahweh's house forever.
9-11 It turned out that at that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and let himself be baptized by John in the Jordan River. The moment Jesus came out of the water, he saw the skies split open and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove. A voice came out of heaven: “You are my dear Son. You’re the one I favored!”
12-13 Immediately the Spirit threw him into the desert. He was in the desert for forty days being put through an ordeal by Adversary. He was with the small wild animals, and the Messengers were providing for him.
1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word stayed with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning the Word stayed with God. Everything came into being through him, and nothing came into being without him. That which came into being, life, was by means of him, and the life was the light of humans. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not suppress it.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
1-7 I remind you, fellow believers, of the Good News which I announced to you, which was also taken up by you, and on which you now take your stand and by which means you are also saved. Do you hold on firmly to that Word by which I announced the Good News to you? If not, you became believers without a purpose! In the first place I handed over to you that which I also took hold of – that the Anointed One died on behalf of our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he has been raised again on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas (Peter), and then to the Twelve. After that he was seen by over 500 fellow believers at once. Most of them are still around, but some have passed away. After that he was seen by James, and then all the apostles. 8 Then last of all he was seen by me too. You could say this was an abortion!