Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.
He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you " And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"
"Formerly I said to Zion, 'Behold, here they are ' And to Jerusalem, 'I will give a messenger of good news.'
How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
"And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"
Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.
The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He says, "It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth."
The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, "THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME."
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
He said to Me, "You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory."
'Behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.'"
So there was much rejoicing in that city.