Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the men depart from evil.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
You are my refuge and my shield;
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
The is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrificesGod is pleased.
Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
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