Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive. … Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. … Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
The LORD (Jehovah) God made the earth and the heavens. … Sovereign Lord (Adonai).
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. … This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.