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

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (A)you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it (B)you[a] shall surely (C)die.”

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  1. Genesis 2:17 Lit. dying you shall die

The Temptation and Fall of Man(A)

Now (B)the serpent was (C)more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the (D)fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you (E)touch it, lest you die.’ ”

(F)Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman (G)saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit (H)and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, (I)and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings.

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  1. Genesis 3:6 Lit. a desirable thing
  2. Genesis 3:7 girding coverings

16 (A)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (B)Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 (C)For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

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The Eternal Word(A)

In the beginning (B)was the Word, and the (C)Word was (D)with God, and the Word was (E)God.

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The Word Becomes Flesh

14 (A)And the Word (B)became (C)flesh and dwelt among us, and (D)we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, (E)full of grace and truth.

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14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He (A)Himself likewise shared in the same, (B)that through death He might destroy him who had the power of (C)death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who (D)through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does not [a]give aid to angels, but He does [b]give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had (E)to be made like His brethren, that He might be (F)a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 (G)For in that He Himself has suffered, being [c]tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

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  1. Hebrews 2:16 Or take on the nature of
  2. Hebrews 2:16 Or take on
  3. Hebrews 2:18 tested

Christ in Our Place

For when we were still without strength, [a]in due time (A)Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But (B)God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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  1. Romans 5:6 at the right time

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now (A)the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, (B)being witnessed by the Law (C)and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all [a]and on all who believe. For (D)there is no difference; 23 for (E)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [b]freely (F)by His grace (G)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth (H)as a [c]propitiation (I)by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over (J)the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

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  1. Romans 3:22 NU omits and on all
  2. Romans 3:24 without any cost
  3. Romans 3:25 mercy seat

For (A)I delivered to you first of all that (B)which I also received: that Christ died for our sins (C)according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day (D)according to the Scriptures,

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10 As it is written:

(A)“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”

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When I (A)consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
(B)What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You (C)visit[a] him?
For You have made him a little lower than [b]the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

(D)You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
(E)You have put all things under his feet,

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  1. Psalm 8:4 give attention to or care for
  2. Psalm 8:5 Heb. Elohim, God; LXX, Syr., Tg., Jewish tradition angels

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (A)In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten (B)Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, (C)not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son (D)to be the propitiation for our sins.

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