Israel Redeemed

43 But now, this is what the Lord says, He who is your (A)Creator, Jacob,
And He who (B)formed you, Israel:
“Do not (C)fear, for I have (D)redeemed you;
I have (E)called you by name; you are (F)Mine!
When you (G)pass through the waters, (H)I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you (I)walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.
For (J)I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your (K)Savior;
I have given Egypt as your ransom,
[a](L)Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Since you are (M)precious in My sight,
Since you are (N)honored and I (O)love you,
I will give other people in your place and other nations in exchange for your life.
Do not fear, for (P)I am with you;
I will bring (Q)your offspring from the east,
And (R)gather you from the west.
I will say to the (S)north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring My (T)sons from afar
And My daughters from the (U)ends of the earth,
Everyone who is (V)called by My name,
And whom I have (W)created for My (X)glory,
(Y)Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

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  1. Isaiah 43:3 Or Ethiopia

14 Now when (A)the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them (B)Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them (C)that they would receive the Holy Spirit. 16 (For He had (D)not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been (E)baptized [a]in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17 Then they (F)began laying their hands on them, and they were (G)receiving the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Acts 8:16 Lit into

15 Now while the people were in a state of expectation and they all were thinking carefully in their hearts about John, (A)whether he himself perhaps was the [a]Christ, 16 (B)John responded to them all, saying, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but He is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the straps of His sandals; He will baptize you [b]with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His (C)winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with (D)unquenchable fire.”

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  1. Luke 3:15 I.e., Messiah
  2. Luke 3:16 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by

Jesus Is Baptized

21 (A)Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized, and while He was (B)praying, heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven: “(C)You are My beloved Son, in You I am well pleased.”

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