26 Then God said, (A)“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; (B)let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [a]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man (C)in His own image; in the image of God He created him; (D)male and female He created them.

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  1. Genesis 1:26 Syr. all the wild animals of

And the Lord God formed man of the (A)dust of the ground, and (B)breathed into his (C)nostrils the breath of life; and (D)man became a living being.

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13 For You formed my inward parts;
You [a]covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for [b]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 (A)My [c]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 (B)How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!

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  1. Psalm 139:13 wove
  2. Psalm 139:14 So with MT, Tg.; LXX, Syr., Vg. You are fearfully wonderful
  3. Psalm 139:15 Lit. bones were

Behold, (A)children are a heritage from the Lord,
(B)The fruit of the womb is a (C)reward.

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He who sits in the heavens (A)shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.

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The Prophet Is Called

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

“Before I (A)formed you in the womb (B)I knew you;
Before you were born I (C)sanctified[a] you;
I [b]ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

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  1. Jeremiah 1:5 set you apart
  2. Jeremiah 1:5 appointed

15 But when it pleased God, (A)who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,

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16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to [a]Him:
17 (A)A[b] proud look,
(B)A lying tongue,
(C)Hands that shed innocent blood,

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  1. Proverbs 6:16 Lit. His soul
  2. Proverbs 6:17 Lit. Haughty eyes