23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!(A)
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!(B)
    Revere him,(C) all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised(D) or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;(E)
he has not hidden his face(F) from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.(G)

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;(H)
    before those who fear you[a] I will fulfill my vows.(I)
26 The poor will eat(J) and be satisfied;
    those who seek the Lord will praise him—(K)
    may your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth(L)
    will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,(M)
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord(N)
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All the rich(O) of the earth will feast and worship;(P)
    all who go down to the dust(Q) will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.(R)
30 Posterity(S) will serve him;
    future generations(T) will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,(U)
    declaring to a people yet unborn:(V)
    He has done it!(W)

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  1. Psalm 22:25 Hebrew him

The angel of the Lord(A) found Hagar near a spring(B) in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.(C) And he said, “Hagar,(D) slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”(E)

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”(F)

11 The angel of the Lord(G) also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.(H)
You shall name him(I) Ishmael,[a](J)
    for the Lord has heard of your misery.(K)
12 He will be a wild donkey(L) of a man;
    his hand will be against everyone
    and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
    toward[b] all his brothers.(M)

13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,(N)” for she said, “I have now seen[c] the One who sees me.”(O) 14 That is why the well(P) was called Beer Lahai Roi[d];(Q) it is still there, between Kadesh(R) and Bered.

15 So Hagar(S) bore Abram a son,(T) and Abram gave the name Ishmael(U) to the son she had borne.

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  1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears.
  2. Genesis 16:12 Or live to the east / of
  3. Genesis 16:13 Or seen the back of
  4. Genesis 16:14 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah(A)

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;(B) others say Elijah;(C) and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”(D)

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.(E)

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