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

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

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

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 22:25 Hebrew him

God’s Love and Ours

Dear friends, let us love one another,(A) for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God(B) and knows God.(C) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.(D) This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son(E) into the world that we might live through him.(F) 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(G) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(H) 11 Dear friends,(I) since God so loved us,(J) we also ought to love one another.(K) 12 No one has ever seen God;(L) but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.(M)

13 This is how we know(N) that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.(O) 14 And we have seen and testify(P) that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.(Q) 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,(R) God lives in them and they in God.(S) 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love.(T) Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.(U) 17 This is how love is made complete(V) among us so that we will have confidence(W) on the day of judgment:(X) In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear,(Y) because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us.(Z) 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister(AA) is a liar.(AB) For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen,(AC) cannot love God, whom they have not seen.(AD) 21 And he has given us this command:(AE) Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.(AF)

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