25 Husbands, love your wives,(A) just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her(B)

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22 And God placed all things under his feet(A) and appointed him to be head(B) over everything for the church, 23 which is his body,(C) the fullness of him(D) who fills everything in every way.(E)

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18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a](A) and on this rock I will build my church,(B) and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead

10 Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb,(A) when he said to me, “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn(B) to revere(C) me as long as they live in the land(D) and may teach(E) them to their children.”

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16 I have other sheep(A) that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock(B) and one shepherd.(C)

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23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me(A) and have loved them(B) even as you have loved me.

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then make my joy complete(A) by being like-minded,(B) having the same love, being one(C) in spirit and of one mind.

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12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ(A) may be built up(B) 13 until we all reach unity(C) in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God(D) and become mature,(E) attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.(F)

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A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

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24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,(A) 25 not giving up meeting together,(B) as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another(C)—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.(D)

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