52:7 How beautiful upon
the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion,
"Your God reigns."
Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing
for joy; for in plain sight they see the return of the LORD to
Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the
LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of
98:1 O sing to the LORD
a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and
his holy arm have gotten him victory.
The LORD has made known his victory; he has revealed his
vindication in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house
of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into
joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the
sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before
the King, the LORD.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who
live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for
at the presence of the LORD, for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with
1:1 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways
by the prophets,
but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he
appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the
He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's
very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When
he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand
of the Majesty on high,
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has
inherited is more excellent than theirs.
1:1 In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him, and without him not one
thing came into being. What has come into being
in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might
believe through him.
He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him;
yet the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept
But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave
power to become children of God,
who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the
will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his
glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and