To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:
So that his glory might have praise through us who first had hope in Christ:
And a voice came out of heaven, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory.
For this reason am I loved by the Father, because I give up my life so that I may take it again.
Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;
God has said in his holy place, I will be glad: I will make a division of Shechem, and the valley of Succoth will be measured out.
Then I was by his side, as a master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, playing before him at all times;
See my servant, whom I am supporting, my loved one, in whom I take delight: I have put my spirit on him; he will give the knowledge of the true God to the nations.
Only in the Lord will Jacob overcome and be strong: together all those who were angry with him will be put to shame and come to destruction.
Give ear, O sea-lands, to me; and take note, you peoples from far: I have been marked out by the Lord from the first; when I was still in my mother's body, he had my name in mind:
To give them a fair head-dress in place of dust, the oil of joy in place of the clothing of grief, praise in place of sorrow; so that they may be named trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, and so that he may have glory.
For as the earth puts out buds, and as the garden gives growth to the seeds which are planted in it, so the Lord will make righteousness and praise to be flowering before all the nations.
In his days Judah will have salvation and Israel will be living without fear: and this is the name by which he will be named, The Lord is our righteousness.
And this town will be to me for a name of joy, for a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth, who, hearing of all the good which I am doing for them, will be shaking with fear because of all the good and the peace which I am doing for it.
Awake! O sword, against the keeper of my flock, and against him who is with me, says the Lord of armies: put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep will go in flight: and my hand will be turned against the little ones.
While he was still talking, a bright cloud came over them: and a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased; give ear to him.
Glory to God in the highest, and on the earth peace among men with whom he is well pleased.
That is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ, to all those who have faith; and one man is not different from another,
But the free giving of God is not like the wrongdoing of man. For if, by the wrongdoing of one man death came to numbers of men, much more did the grace of God, and the free giving by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, come to men.
And to make clear the wealth of his glory to vessels of mercy, which he had before made ready for glory,
For we go through all things on account of you, because the greater the number to whom the grace is given, the greater is the praise to the glory of God.
For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
In whom we have salvation through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, through the wealth of his grace,
And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints,
That in the time to come he might make clear the full wealth of his grace in his mercy to us in Christ Jesus:
So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,
Being full of the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
And be seen in him, not having my righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
And my God will give you all you have need of from the wealth of his glory in Christ Jesus.
To give punishment to those who have no knowledge of God, and to those who do not give ear to the good news of our Lord Jesus:
And the grace of our Lord was very great, with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
You, as living stones, are being made into a house of the spirit, a holy order of priests, making those offerings of the spirit which are pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
If anyone has anything to say, let it be as the words of God; if anyone has the desire to be the servant of others, let him do it in the strength which is given by God; so that in all things God may have the glory through Jesus Christ, whose are the glory and the power for ever.