Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;[a] walk before me, and be (A)blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and (B)may multiply you greatly.” Then Abram (C)fell on his face. And God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be (D)the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram,[b] but (E)your name shall be Abraham,[c] (F)for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make (G)you into nations, and (H)kings shall come from you. And I will (I)establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, (J)to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:1 Hebrew El Shaddai
  2. Genesis 17:5 Abram means exalted father
  3. Genesis 17:5 Abraham means father of a multitude

Isaac's Birth Promised

15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah[a] shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and moreover, I will (A)give[b] you a son by her. I will bless her, and (B)she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

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  1. Genesis 17:15 Sarai and Sarah mean princess
  2. Genesis 17:16 Hebrew have given

23 You who (A)fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, (B)glorify him,
    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of (C)the afflicted,
and he has not (D)hidden his face from him,
    but has heard, when he (E)cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great (F)congregation;
    my (G)vows I will (H)perform before those who fear him.
26 (I)The afflicted[a] shall (J)eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
    May your hearts (K)live forever!

27 All (L)the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all (M)the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
28 For (N)kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All (O)the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall (P)bow all who go down to the dust,
    even the one who could not (Q)keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming (R)generation;
31 they shall (S)come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet (T)unborn,
    that he has done it.

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  1. Psalm 22:26 Or The meek

Peace with God Through Faith

(A)Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, (B)we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also (C)obtained access by faith[b] into this grace (D)in which we stand, and (E)we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we (F)rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering (G)produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and (H)hope does not put us to shame, because God's love (I)has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For (J)while we were still weak, at the right time (K)Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but (L)God shows his love for us in that (M)while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, (N)we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from (O)the wrath of God. 10 For if (P)while we were enemies (Q)we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by (R)his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received (S)reconciliation.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:1 Some manuscripts let us
  2. Romans 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith
  3. Romans 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3
  4. Romans 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 (A)And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, (B)“John the Baptist; and others say, (C)Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, (D)“You are (E)the Christ.” 30 (F)And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

31 (G)And he began to teach them that (H)the Son of Man must (I)suffer many things and (J)be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and (K)after three days rise again. 32 And he said this (L)plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, (M)“Get behind me, Satan! For you (N)are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him (O)deny himself and (P)take up his cross and follow me. 35 For (Q)whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake (R)and the gospel's will save it. 36 (S)For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For (T)what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For (U)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this (V)adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed (W)when he comes in the glory of his Father with (X)the holy angels.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 8:35 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and once in verse 36 and once in verse 37

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