(A)Salvation belongs to the Lord;
    your blessing be on your people! Selah

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My Soul Waits for God Alone

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 For God alone (B)my soul (C)waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.

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10 and crying out with a loud voice, (A)“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

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For (A)by grace you have been saved (B)through faith. And this is (C)not your own doing; (D)it is the gift of God, (E)not a result of works, (F)so that no one may boast. 10 For (G)we are his workmanship, (H)created in Christ Jesus (I)for good works, (J)which God prepared beforehand, (K)that we should walk in them.

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he saved us, (A)not because of works done by us in righteousness, but (B)according to his own mercy, by (C)the washing of regeneration and (D)renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he (E)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that (F)being justified by his grace we might become (G)heirs (H)according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is (I)trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful (J)to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

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17 For in it (A)the righteousness of God is revealed (B)from faith for faith,[a] (C)as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:17 Or beginning and ending in faith
  2. Romans 1:17 Or The one who by faith is righteous shall live

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now (A)the righteousness of God (B)has been manifested apart from the law, although (C)the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God (D)through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. (E)For there is no distinction: 23 for (F)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 (G)and are justified (H)by his grace as a gift, (I)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God (J)put forward as (K)a propitiation (L)by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in (M)his divine forbearance he had passed over (N)former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 (O)Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith (P)apart from works of the law.

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Abraham Justified by Faith

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, (A)our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but (B)not before God. For what does the Scripture say? (C)“Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now (D)to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but (E)believes in[a] him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

(F)“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,
    and whose sins are covered;
blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not (G)count his sin.”

Is this blessing then only for (H)the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? (I)For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. 10 How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11 (J)He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was (K)to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, 12 and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

The Promise Realized Through Faith

13 For (L)the promise to Abraham and his offspring (M)that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 (N)For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 4:5 Or but trusts; compare verse 24

Peace with God Through Faith

(A)Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, (B)we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also (C)obtained access by faith[b] into this grace (D)in which we stand, and (E)we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:1 Some manuscripts let us
  2. Romans 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith
  3. Romans 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3
  4. Romans 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11

Life in the Spirit

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a] For the law of (A)the Spirit of life (B)has set you[b] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:1 Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)
  2. Romans 8:2 Some manuscripts me

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together (A)for good,[a] for (B)those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he (C)foreknew he also (D)predestined (E)to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be (F)the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also (G)justified, and those whom he justified he also (H)glorified.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good

11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of (A)him who calls—

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because, if (A)you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and (B)believe in your heart (C)that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

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Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is (A)born (B)again[a] he cannot (C)see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born (D)of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (E)That which is born of the flesh is (F)flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[b] (G)Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[c] must be born (H)again.’ (I)The wind[d] blows (J)where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:3 Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above; also verse 7
  2. John 3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit
  3. John 3:7 The Greek for you is plural here
  4. John 3:8 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit

For God So Loved the World

16 “For (A)God so loved (B)the world,[a] (C)that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not (D)perish but have eternal life. 17 For (E)God did not send his Son into the world (F)to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 (G)Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not (H)believed in the name of the only Son of God.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:16 Or For this is how God loved the world

16 yet we know that (A)a person is not justified[a] by works of the law (B)but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, (C)because by works of the law no one will be justified.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 2:16 Or counted righteous (three times in verse 16); also verse 17

By Faith, or by Works of the Law?

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? (A)It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly (B)portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: (C)Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by (D)hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? (E)Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by[a] the flesh? (F)Did you suffer[b] so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and (G)works miracles among you do so (H)by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— just as (I)Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Know then that it is (J)those of faith who are (K)the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that (L)God would justify[c] the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, (M)“In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:3 Or now ending with
  2. Galatians 3:4 Or experience
  3. Galatians 3:8 Or count righteous; also verses 11, 24

22 But the Scripture (A)imprisoned everything under sin, so that (B)the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given (C)to those who believe.

23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, (D)imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, (E)the law was our (F)guardian until Christ came, (G)in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus (H)you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as (I)were baptized (J)into Christ have (K)put on Christ. 28 (L)There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave[a] nor free, (M)there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And (N)if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, (O)heirs according to promise.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 3:28 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, (A)as you have always (B)obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for (C)it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for (D)his good pleasure.

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