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that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
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For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
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Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
You turn man back into dust And say, "Return, O children of men."
"Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
"As for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY and SURE blessings OF DAVID.'
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you"
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble And dry grass collapses into the flame, So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has destroyed His appointed meeting place The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger.
"Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.