Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, because he has come to help and has redeemed his people.
At that moment, she came up to them and began to give thanks to God and to speak about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
He will deliver Israel from all the consequences of their sins.
"A protector comes to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their rebellious deeds," says the Lord.
So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, "Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
1 Peter 1:18
You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed -- not by perishable things like silver or gold,
They were singing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because you were killed, and at the cost of your own blood you have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation.