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.
And the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to name him John.
And the angel said to the women, "You need not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last,
The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the very presence of God. I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.
Soon afterward he went about among the villages and towns preaching and telling the good news of the Kingdom of God. The Twelve went with him,
So we now bring you the good news
And how are men to preach unless they are sent to do it? As the Scripture says, "How welcome is the coming of those who bring good news!"
Which you have set before all the nations,
and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.
And Jesus came up to them and said, "Full authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.
saying, "The time has come and the reign of God is near; repent, and believe this good news."
And he said to them, "Go to the whole world and proclaim the good news to all the creation.
and causing the heathen to praise God for his mercy; as the Scripture says, "I will give thanks to you for this among the heathen, And sing in honor of your name."
To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,