Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

18 (A)Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, (B)“John the Baptist. But others say, (C)Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, (D)“The Christ of God.”

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 (E)And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 (F)saying, (G)“The Son of Man must (H)suffer many things and (I)be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on (J)the third day be raised.”

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him (K)deny himself and (L)take up his cross (M)daily and follow me. 24 For (N)whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 (O)For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For (P)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed (Q)when he comes in (R)his glory and the glory of the Father and of (S)the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not (T)taste death (U)until they see the kingdom of God.”

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When Brothers Dwell in Unity

A Song of (A)Ascents. Of David.

133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is
    when (B)brothers dwell in unity![a]
It is like the precious (C)oil on (D)the head,
    running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down on (E)the collar of his robes!
It is like (F)the dew of (G)Hermon,
    which falls on (H)the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord (I)has commanded the blessing,
    life forevermore.

Come, Bless the Lord

A Song of (J)Ascents.

134 Come, bless the Lord, all you (K)servants of the Lord,
    who (L)stand (M)by night in the house of the Lord!
(N)Lift up your hands to (O)the holy place
    and bless the Lord!

May the Lord (P)bless you (Q)from Zion,
    he who (R)made heaven and earth!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 133:1 Or dwell together

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