(A)The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
(B)He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 (C)He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He (D)removed our transgressions from us.

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23 Therefore (A)if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 (B)leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

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17 (A)Repay no one evil for evil. (B)Have[a] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, (C)live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, (D)do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, (E)“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

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  1. Romans 12:17 Or Provide good

Christ in Our Place

For when we were still without strength, [a]in due time (A)Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But (B)God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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  1. Romans 5:6 at the right time

(A)I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And (B)My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and (C)spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore (D)I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
(E)He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is [a]My adversary?
Let him come near Me.

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  1. Isaiah 50:8 Lit. master of My judgment

12 For (A)you shall not go out with haste,
Nor go by flight;
(B)For the Lord will go before you,
(C)And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

The Sin-Bearing Servant

13 Behold, (D)My Servant shall [a]deal prudently;
(E)He shall be exalted and [b]extolled and be very high.
14 Just as many were astonished at you,
So His (F)visage[c] was marred more than any man,
And His form more than the sons of men;

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  1. Isaiah 52:13 prosper
  2. Isaiah 52:13 Lit. be lifted up
  3. Isaiah 52:14 appearance

The Sin-Bearing Messiah

53 Who (A)has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no [a]form or [b]comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no [c]beauty that we should desire Him.
(B)He is despised and [d]rejected by men,
A Man of [e]sorrows and (C)acquainted with [f]grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and (D)we did not esteem Him.

Surely (E)He has borne our [g]griefs
And carried our [h]sorrows;
Yet we [i]esteemed Him stricken,
[j]Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was (F)wounded[k] for our transgressions,
He was [l]bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His (G)stripes[m] we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord [n]has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

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  1. Isaiah 53:2 Stately form
  2. Isaiah 53:2 splendor
  3. Isaiah 53:2 Lit. appearance
  4. Isaiah 53:3 Or forsaken
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Lit. pains
  6. Isaiah 53:3 Lit. sickness
  7. Isaiah 53:4 Lit. sicknesses
  8. Isaiah 53:4 Lit. pains
  9. Isaiah 53:4 reckoned
  10. Isaiah 53:4 Struck down
  11. Isaiah 53:5 Or pierced through
  12. Isaiah 53:5 crushed
  13. Isaiah 53:5 Blows that cut in
  14. Isaiah 53:6 Lit. has caused to land on Him

Joseph Revealed to His Brothers

45 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him (A)while Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he (B)wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.

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For these two years the (A)famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God (B)sent me before you to preserve a [a]posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you who sent me here, but (C)God; and He has made me (D)a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a (E)ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

“Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph: “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not [b]tarry. 10 (F)You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have. 11 There I will (G)provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.” ’

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  1. Genesis 45:7 remnant
  2. Genesis 45:9 delay

Joseph Is Governor of Egypt

47 Then Joseph (A)went and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and indeed they are in (B)the land of Goshen.” And he took five men from among his brothers and (C)presented them to Pharaoh.

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19 Joseph said to them, (A)“Do not be afraid, (B)for am I in the place of God? 20 (C)But as for you, you meant evil against me; but (D)God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

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