26 Then God said, “Let us(A) make mankind(B) in our image,(C) in our likeness,(D) so that they may rule(E) over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,(F) over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

“Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;(A)
for in the image of God(B)
    has God made mankind.

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With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.(A)

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14 For he himself is our peace,(A) who has made the two groups one(B) and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh(C) the law with its commands and regulations.(D) His purpose was to create in himself one(E) new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,(F) by which he put to death their hostility.

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The Great Multitude in White Robes

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,(A) standing before the throne(B) and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes(C) and were holding palm branches in their hands.

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