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The Floating Ax Head

And (A)the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.”

So he answered, “Go.”

Then one said, (B)“Please consent to go with your servants.”

And he answered, “I will go.” So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was (C)borrowed.”

So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So (D)he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

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30 (A)The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by (B)hanging on a tree. 31 (C)Him God has exalted to His right hand to be (D)Prince and (E)Savior, (F)to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

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(A)But you shall receive power (B)when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and (C)you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and (D)Samaria, and to the (E)end of the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 1:8 NU My witnesses

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

37 Now when they heard this, (A)they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

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31 And when they had prayed, (A)the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, (B)and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

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10 And (A)they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

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13 (A)Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, (B)“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

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Walking in the Spirit

16 I say then: (A)Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

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24 (A)who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, (B)that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—(C)by whose [a]stripes you were healed.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:24 wounds

(A)I was with you (B)in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching (C)were not with persuasive words of [a]human wisdom, (D)but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the (E)power of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:4 NU omits human