15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a](A) and hers;(B)
he will crush[b] your head,(C)
    and you will strike his heel.”

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  1. Genesis 3:15 Or seed
  2. Genesis 3:15 Or strike

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am(A) has sent me to you.’”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord,[b] the God of your fathers(B)—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob(C)—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name(D) forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.(E)

16 “Go, assemble the elders(F) of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob(G)—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen(H) what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt(I) into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’(J)

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  1. Exodus 3:14 Or I will be what I will be
  2. Exodus 3:15 The Hebrew for Lord sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for I am in verse 14.

God also said to Moses, “I am the Lord.(A) I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,[a](B) but by my name(C) the Lord[b](D) I did not make myself fully known to them. I also established my covenant(E) with them to give them the land(F) of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners.(G) Moreover, I have heard the groaning(H) of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.(I)

“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.(J) I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem(K) you with an outstretched arm(L) and with mighty acts of judgment.(M) I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God.(N) Then you will know(O) that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land(P) I swore(Q) with uplifted hand(R) to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.(S) I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”(T)

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  1. Exodus 6:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai
  2. Exodus 6:3 See note at 3:15.

21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a](A) because he will save his people from their sins.”(B)

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  1. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven(A) has come near.”

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Jesus Predicts His Death(A)

21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem(B) and suffer many things(C) at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(D) and that he must be killed(E) and on the third day(F) be raised to life.(G)

22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!(H) You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.(I) 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.(J) 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

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  1. Matthew 16:25 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verse 26.

22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?”(A) Pilate asked.

They all answered, “Crucify him!”

23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar(B) was starting, he took water and washed his hands(C) in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,”(D) he said. “It is your responsibility!”(E)

25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”(F)

26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged,(G) and handed him over to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus(H)

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium(I) and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,(J) 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.(K) 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.(L) 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.(M)

The Crucifixion of Jesus(N)

32 As they were going out,(O) they met a man from Cyrene,(P) named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.(Q) 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”).(R) 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall;(S) but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(T) 36 And sitting down, they kept watch(U) over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.

38 Two rebels were crucified with him,(V) one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads(W) 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,(X) save yourself!(Y) Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”(Z) 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel!(AA) Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe(AB) in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him(AC) now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus(AD)

45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness(AE) came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[a] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[b](AF)

47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar,(AG) put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.(AH)

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple(AI) was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split(AJ) 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[c] went into the holy city(AK) and appeared to many people.

54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding(AL) Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”(AM)

55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.(AN) 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph,[d] and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.(AO)

The Burial of Jesus(AP)

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb(AQ) that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’(AR) 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body(AS) and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”

65 “Take a guard,”(AT) Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal(AU) on the stone(AV) and posting the guard.(AW)

Jesus Has Risen(AX)

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene(AY) and the other Mary(AZ) went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake,(BA) for an angel(BB) of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone(BC) and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.(BD) The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid,(BE) for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.(BF) Come and see the place where he lay.

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  1. Matthew 27:46 Some manuscripts Eloi, Eloi
  2. Matthew 27:46 Psalm 22:1
  3. Matthew 27:53 Or tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they
  4. Matthew 27:56 Greek Joses, a variant of Joseph

68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,(A)
    because he has come to his people and redeemed them.(B)
69 He has raised up a horn[a](C) of salvation for us
    in the house of his servant David(D)

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  1. Luke 1:69 Horn here symbolizes a strong king.

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,(A)
    you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.(B)
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,(C)
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”(D)

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  1. Luke 2:29 Or promised, / now dismiss

11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.(A) 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed(B) in his name,(C) he gave the right to become children of God(D) 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.(E)

14 The Word became flesh(F) and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,(G) the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace(H) and truth.(I)

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John Testifies About Jesus

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God,(A) who takes away the sin of the world!(B)

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Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a](A)

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.(B) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit.(C) You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d](D)

“How can this be?”(E) Nicodemus asked.

10 “You are Israel’s teacher,”(F) said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know,(G) and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.(H) 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven(I) except the one who came from heaven(J)—the Son of Man.[e](K) 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,(L) so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f](M) 15 that everyone who believes(N) may have eternal life in him.”[g](O)

16 For God so loved(P) the world that he gave(Q) his one and only Son,(R) that whoever believes(S) in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(T) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world(U) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.(V) 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(W) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.(X) 19 This is the verdict: Light(Y) has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.(Z) 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.(AA) 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

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  1. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7.
  2. John 3:6 Or but spirit
  3. John 3:7 The Greek is plural.
  4. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind.
  5. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven
  6. John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  7. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,(A) but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

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24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me(A) has eternal life(B) and will not be judged(C) but has crossed over from death to life.(D)

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I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

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  1. John 10:9 Or kept safe

28 I give them eternal life,(A) and they shall never perish;(B) no one will snatch them out of my hand.(C) 29 My Father, who has given them to me,(D) is greater than all[a];(E) no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

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  1. John 10:29 Many early manuscripts What my Father has given me is greater than all

The Vine and the Branches

15 “I am(A) the true vine,(B) and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,(C) while every branch that does bear fruit(D) he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.(E) Remain in me, as I also remain in you.(F) No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;(G) apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.(H) If you remain in me(I) and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.(J) This is to my Father’s glory,(K) that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.(L)

“As the Father has loved me,(M) so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands,(N) you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.(O) 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.(P) 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.(Q) 14 You are my friends(R) if you do what I command.(S) 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.(T) 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you(U) so that you might go and bear fruit(V)—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.(W)

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  1. John 15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans.

17 Sanctify them by[a] the truth; your word is truth.(A)

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  1. John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with

21 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord(A) will be saved.’[a](B)

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  1. Acts 2:21 Joel 2:28-32