25:6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food
filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over
all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will
swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the
disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for
the LORD has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited
for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we
have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
118:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast
love endures forever!
Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever."
The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through
them and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad
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."
20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark,
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been
removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one
whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord
out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid
Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter
and reached the tomb first.
He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there,
but he did not go in.
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He
saw the linen wrappings lying there,
and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the
linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in,
and he saw and believed;
for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must
rise from the dead.
Then the disciples returned to their homes.
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent
over to look into the tomb;
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus
had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.
They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said
to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know
where they have laid him."
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing
there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you
looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to
him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you
have laid him, and I will take him away."
Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in
Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher).
Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not
yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them,
'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have
seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these
things to her.