"The people whom I formed for Myself Will declare My praise.
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.
"Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.