The earth was (A)without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. (B)And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:2 Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

And (A)the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

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13 (A)By His Spirit He adorned the heavens;
His hand pierced (B)the fleeing serpent.

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11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your (A)Holy Spirit from me.

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(A)Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
(B)If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
(C)If I make my bed in [a]hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall [b]fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, (D)the darkness [c]shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

13 For You formed my inward parts;
You [d]covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for [e]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 (E)My [f]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 (F)How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

19 Oh, that You would (G)slay the wicked, O God!
(H)Depart from me, therefore, you [g]bloodthirsty men.
20 For they (I)speak against You wickedly;
[h]Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 (J)Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with [i]perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.

23 (K)Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And (L)lead me in the way everlasting.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 139:8 Or Sheol
  2. Psalm 139:11 Vg., Symmachus cover
  3. Psalm 139:12 Lit. is not dark
  4. Psalm 139:13 wove
  5. Psalm 139:14 So with MT, Tg.; LXX, Syr., Vg. You are fearfully wonderful
  6. Psalm 139:15 Lit. bones were
  7. Psalm 139:19 Lit. men of bloodshed
  8. Psalm 139:20 LXX, Vg. They take Your cities in vain
  9. Psalm 139:22 complete

The Good News of Salvation

61 “The (A)Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord (B)has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me (C)to [a]heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim (D)liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
(E)To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And (F)the day of vengeance of our God;
(G)To comfort all who mourn,
To [b]console those who mourn in Zion,
(H)To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
(I)The planting of the Lord, (J)that He may be glorified.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Lit. bind up
  2. Isaiah 61:3 Lit. appoint

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “And(A) it shall come to pass afterward
That (B)I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
(C)Your sons and your (D)daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My (E)menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “And (F)I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 (G)The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
(H)Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32 And it shall come to pass
That (I)whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be [a]saved.
For (J)in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be [b]deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among (K)the remnant whom the Lord calls.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:32 Or delivered
  2. Joel 2:32 Or salvation