The earth was (A)without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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(A)Then the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and although he had nothing in his hand, he tore the lion in pieces as one tears a young goat. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

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13 (A)By his wind the heavens were made fair;
    his hand pierced (B)the fleeing serpent.

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11 (A)Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not (B)your Holy Spirit from me.

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11 (A)Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not (B)your Holy Spirit from me.

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The Year of the Lord's Favor

61 (A)The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
    because the Lord has (B)anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[a]
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and (C)the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[b]
(D)to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
    (E)and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    (F)to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
(G)the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
(H)that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, (I)that he may be glorified.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Or afflicted
  2. Isaiah 61:1 Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind
  3. Isaiah 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty

The Lord Will Pour Out His Spirit

28 [a] (A)“And it shall come to pass afterward,
    that (B)I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
(C)your sons and (D)your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.
29 (E)Even on the male and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

30 “And I will show (F)wonders in the heavens and (G)on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 (H)The sun shall be turned to darkness, (I)and the moon to blood, (J)before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that (K)everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (L)For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among (M)the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

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  1. Joel 2:28 Ch 3:1 in Hebrew

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 Now the birth of (A)Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. (B)When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child (C)from the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Matthew 1:18 Some manuscripts of the Christ
  2. Matthew 1:18 That is, legally pledged to be married

16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, (A)the heavens were opened to him,[a] and he (B)saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

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  1. Matthew 3:16 Some manuscripts omit to him

The Temptation of Jesus

(A)Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness (B)to be tempted by the devil.

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28 But if it is (A)by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then (B)the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or (C)how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed (D)he may plunder his house. 30 (E)Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 (F)Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but (G)the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word (H)against the Son of Man (I)will be forgiven, but (J)whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in (K)this age or in the age to come.

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19 (A)Go therefore and (B)make disciples of (C)all nations, (D)baptizing them (E)in[a] (F)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

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  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he (A)saw (B)the heavens being torn open (C)and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

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The Temptation of Jesus

12 (A)The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.

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35 And the angel answered her, (A)“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of (B)the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[a] will be called (C)holy—(D)the Son of God.

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  1. Luke 1:35 Some manuscripts add of you

The Temptation of Jesus

(A)And Jesus, (B)full of the Holy Spirit, (C)returned from the Jordan and was led (D)by the Spirit in the wilderness

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18 (A)“The Spirit of the Lord (B)is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
    to (C)proclaim good news to the poor.
(D)He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and (E)recovering of sight to the blind,
    (F)to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 (G)to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

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13 If you then, (A)who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father (B)give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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12 (A)for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

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49 And behold, I am sending (A)the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you (B)are clothed with (C)power (D)from on high.”

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