5:2 But you, O Bethlehem of
Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you
shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin
is from of old, from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in
labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return
to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall
live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth;
and he shall be the one of peace.
80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd
of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned
upon the cherubim, shine forth
before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and
come to save us!
Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to
drink in full measure.
You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among
Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be
10:5 Consequently, when
Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and
offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for
in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, 'See, God, I have come to do your will, O God' (in
the scroll of the book it is written of me)."
When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken
pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin
offerings" (these are offered according to the law),
then he added, "See, I have come to do your will." He
abolishes the first in order to establish the second.
And it is by God's will that we have been sanctified through the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
1:39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a
Judean town in the hill country,
where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her
womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes
For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my
womb leaped for joy.
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment
of what was spoken to her by the Lord."
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his
His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in
the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up
he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and
to his descendants forever."