For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: “This is my resting place for ever and ever. Here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord. … The Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. … So will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.
This is what the Lord says: “Seek me and live. … Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. … I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. … I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. … Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. … Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. …
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you. … Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” … This is what the LORD Almighty said: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.”