You ignored the Rock who gave you birth; you forgot the God who brought you forth.
Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the LORD has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.
For Christ's love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died.
And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.
For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people,
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
while we wait for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a special people, eager to do good works.
Remember this: the enemy has mocked the LORD, and a foolish people has insulted Your name.
For My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing what is evil, but they do not know how to do what is good.
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don't see. They have ears, but they don't hear.
You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified?
I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?
Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh?
Then you will say to Pharaoh: This is what the LORD says: Israel is My firstborn son.
Yet You are our Father, even though Abraham does not know us and Israel doesn't recognize us. You, LORD, are our Father; from ancient times, Your name is our Redeemer.
I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.
I'm no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.'
So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.
You're doing what your father does." "We weren't born of sexual immorality," they said. "We have one Father-- God."
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!"
for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
Look at how great a love the Father has given us, that we should be called God's children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn't know Him.
and terror and dread will fall on them. They will be as still as a stone because of Your powerful arm until Your people pass by, LORD, until the people whom You purchased pass by.
Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession. [Remember] Mount Zion where You dwell.
For I the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior, give Egypt as a ransom for you, Cush and Seba in your place.
Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and I love you, I will give human beings in your place, and peoples in place of your life.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
Your hands shaped me and formed me. Will You now turn around and destroy me?
Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us, and we are His-- His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Let Israel celebrate its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.
When its branches dry out, they will be broken off. Women will come and make fires with them, for they are not a people with understanding. Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them, and their Creator will not be gracious to them.
everyone called by My name and created for My glory. I have formed him; indeed, I have made him."
This is the word of the LORD your Maker who shaped you from birth; He will help you: Do not fear; Jacob is My servant; I have chosen Jeshurun.