The LORD said to him, "Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say."
Take words [of repentance] with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him: "Forgive all [our] sin and accept what is good, so that we may repay You with praise from our lips.
for I will give you such words and a wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.
At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah-- for which I am in prison--
so that I may reveal it as I am required to speak.
Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.
and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it. But if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.
Then He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!
Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this household.'
If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
He sent the message to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ-- He is Lord of all.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God."
He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility. In His flesh,
He did away with the law of the commandments in regulations, so that He might create in Himself one new man from the two, resulting in peace.
[He did this so] that He might reconcile both to God in one body through the cross and put the hostility to death by it.
When [Christ] came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.