Thus says the Lord,
“Preserve justice and do righteousness,
For My salvation is about to come
And My righteousness to be revealed.
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully.
“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way aright
I shall show the salvation of God.”
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
Cease to do evil,
The way of the righteous is smooth;
O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
“I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off;
And My salvation will not delay.
And I will grant salvation in Zion,
And My glory for Israel.
“My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth,
And My arms will judge the peoples;
The coastlands will wait for Me,
And for My arm they will wait expectantly.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),
Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
“Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.