42:1 Here is my
servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I
have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the
a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will
not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established
justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching.
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched
them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who
gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in
I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken
you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to
the people, a light to the nations,
to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from
the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor
my praise to idols.
See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now
declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
29:1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD
glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory
thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks the
cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild
The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the
wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the
forest bare; and in his temple all say, "Glory!"
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his
people with peace!
10:34 Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand
that God shows no partiality,
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is
acceptable to him.
You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching
peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all.
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after
the baptism that John announced:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with
power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in
Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;
but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear,
not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as
witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is
the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in
him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
3:13 Then Jesus came
from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.
John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized
by you, and do you come to me?"
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper
for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." Then he
And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the
water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved,
with whom I am well pleased."