Bible verses about "restoration" | NSB

Jeremiah 29:11-14

11 ‘I know the plans (intentions) (thoughts) that I have for you, says Jehovah. They are plans (intentions) for peace and not disaster. They are intentions to give you a future filled with hope. 12 ‘Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me and I will hear you. 13 ‘When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, 14 ‘I will let you find me, declares Jehovah. I will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have scattered you,’ declares Jehovah. ‘I will bring you back from the place where you are being held captive.’

Malachi 2:16

16 ‘»I hate divorce and he who covers his garment with violence,’ said Jehovah, the God of Israel. Jehovah of Hosts declares: ‘Guard yourselves and do not deal treacherously.’«

Luke 7:15

15 He who was dead sat up and spoke and he was returned to his mother.

1 Corinthians 15:22

22 In Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

Titus 2:11

11 For the grace (divine influence) of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all men,

Revelation 3:20

20 »'Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him, and he with me.

Deuteronomy 30:1-10

1 »All these blessings and curses I have spoken about will happen to you. Take them to heart when you are among all the nations where Jehovah your God will scatter you. 2 »If you and your children return to Jehovah your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your being, doing everything I command you today, 3 he will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you from all the nations of the world where he has scattered you. 4 »Jehovah your God will gather you from the ends of the earth. He will bring you back. 5 »Jehovah your God will bring you into the land your fathers possessed. You will possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers. 6 »Jehovah your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, to LOVE JEHOVAH YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR BEING, that you may live. 7 »Jehovah your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you and who persecute you. 8 »You shall again obey Jehovah, and observe all his commandments that I command you today. 9 »Jehovah your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand. In the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, you will prosper. Jehovah will again rejoice over you for good, just as he rejoiced over your fathers; 10 if you obey Jehovah your God to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to Jehovah your God with all your heart with all your being.

Ruth 4:15

15 »He will be a giver of new life to you. He will be your comforter when you are old, because your daughter-in-law, who in her love for you is better than seven sons, has given birth to him.«

Isaiah 40:31

31 »Those who hope in Jehovah will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary! They will walk and not be faint.«

Isaiah 60:10-22

10 »Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. I struck you because of my anger, but in my favor I have compassion on you. 11 »Your gates will always be open. They will never be closed day or night so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations. Even their kings are led as prisoners. 12 »Nations and kingdoms that do not serve you will be destroyed. The nations will definitely be ruined. 13 »Lebanon's glory will come to you: Cedar, fir, and cypress trees will come to beautify my holy place. I will honor the place where my feet rest. 14 »The sons of those who oppress you will bow in front of you. All who loathe you will bow at your feet. They will call you the city of Jehovah, Zion, the city of the Holy One of Israel. 15 »You have been abandoned and hated. No one has passed through you. But now I will make you a foundation of everlasting pride, a joy for all generations. 16 »You will drink milk from other nations and nurse at royal breasts. Then you will know that I am Jehovah, your Savior, the Mighty One of Jacob, and your Defender (Protector). 17 »I will bring gold instead of copper. I will bring silver instead of iron, copper instead of wood, and iron instead of stone. I will appoint peace as your governor and righteousness as your ruler. 18 »You will no longer hear about violence in your land or desolation and destruction within your borders. You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. 19 »The sun will no longer be your light during the day. The brightness of the moon will not give you light, for Jehovah will be your everlasting light. Your God will be your glory. 20 »Your sun will no longer go down, nor will your moon disappear. Jehovah will be your everlasting light, and your days of sadness will be over. 21 »Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land everlastingly. They will be the seedlings I have planted, the honored work of my hands. 22 »The smallest of them will become a thousand. The weakest of them will become a mighty nation. At the right time I, Jehovah, will make it happen quickly.«

Jeremiah 17:14

14 Heal me, O Jehovah, and I will be healed! Save me and I will be saved! For you are my song of praise.

Ezekiel 37:1-10

1 The hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of Jehovah and set me down in the middle of the valley. The valley was full of bones. 2 He caused me to pass among them round about. There were very many on the surface of the valley and they were very dry. 3 He said to me: »Son of man, can these bones live?« I answered, »O Lord Jehovah, you know.« 4 »‘Again he said: »Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah. 5 »‘The Lord Jehovah says to these bones: »I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. 6 »‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive. You will know that I am Jehovah.«’« 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. As I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling. The bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 I looked, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9 Then Jehovah said to me: »Prophesy to the wind (ruach: air, breath, spirit, life)! Prophesy, son of man. Tell the wind, this is what the Lord Jehovah says: ‘Come from the four winds, O Breath, and breathe on these people who were killed so that they will live.«’« 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath of life entered them. Then they came to life and stood on their feet. There were enough of them to form a very large army.

Luke 19:1-10

1 Jesus passed through Jericho. 2 There was an important, wealthy, chief tax collector called Zacchaeus. 3 He tried to see who Jesus was. Being a short person he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore (fig-mulberry) tree near where he would pass by in order to see him. 5 When Jesus came to the place he looked up at Zacchaeus and said: »Come down quickly for today I must visit your home.« 6 He hurried down to receive him joyfully. 7 Many in the crowd complained saying: »He is staying with a man who is a sinner.« 8 Zacchaeus stood before Jesus and said: »Lord, I now give half of all my possessions to the poor. If I have defrauded any one I will give back four times the amount taken.« 9 Jesus said to him: »Salvation has come to this house today. He is also a son of Abraham. 10 »The Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.«

Mark 8:25

25 He laid his hands on his eyes again and his vision was fully restored, he saw everything clearly.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

10 To the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord commands do not let the wife depart from her husband. 11 If she leaves, let her remain unmarried or become reconciled to her husband. A husband should not divorce his wife.

1 Peter 5:10

10 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will perfect, establish, and strengthen you.

Psalms 121:1-8

1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains from where my help comes. 2 My help comes from Jehovah, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip. He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 Jehovah is your keeper. Jehovah is your shade on your right hand. 6 The sun will not strike you by day. The moon will not strike you by night. 7 Jehovah will protect you from all evil. He will protect (preserve) you. 8 May Jehovah guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.

Matthew 11:28

28 »Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

John 3:16

16 »For God loved the world so much, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever has an active faith in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Acts 2:38

38 Then Peter said: »Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new.

Joshua 1:9

9 »Have I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage. Do not be afraid, neither be dismayed; for Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go.«

Isaiah 49:13-23

13 Shout for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Break into joyful shouting, O mountains! For Jehovah has comforted his people. He will have compassion on his afflicted. 14 Zion replied: »Jehovah has forsaken me and Jehovah has forgotten me!« 15 Can a woman forget her nursing child? Will she have no compassion on the child from her womb? Although mothers forget, I will not forget you. 16 I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are constantly before me. 17 Your children will hurry back. Those who destroyed you and laid you waste will leave you. 18 Lift up your eyes and look around for they all gather together and come to you. »As I live,« declares Jehovah, »you will certainly wear them like jewels and bind them on like a bride does.« 19 »Even if you are destroyed and demolished, and your land is in ruins, you will be too crowed for your people. Those who devoured you will be long gone. 20 »‘The children removed from you will say to you: ‘This place is too crowed for me. Make room for me to live here.’ 21 »‘You will think in your heart: ‘Who brought these children to birth? I am barren (sterile) and bereaved of my children. I am an exiled wonderer. Who gave birth to these? From where did these come?’ 22 »Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations,« said Jehovah. »I will set up my standard for the peoples. They will bring your sons and your daughters in their bosom and carried on their shoulders. 23 »Kings will be your guardians. Their princesses will be your nurses. They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth. They will lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am Jehovah. Those who hopefully wait for me will not be put to shame.

Matthew 18:19

19 »Again, I say to you, that if two of you are in agreement on earth about anything for which they will make a request, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Matthew 24:36

36 »No one knows the day and the hour (the period of time). The angels of heaven do not know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows!

Luke 4:18

18 »The Spirit of Jehovah is upon me. He anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are bruised.

Psalms 103:1-5

1 ([Psalm of David]) Bless Jehovah with all my being. With all that I am I praise his holy name! 2 With all my heart I praise Jehovah! Do not forget how kind he has been. 3 He forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases. 4 He redeems your life from ruin and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies. 5 He satisfies you with good; your youth is renewed like the eagles.

Isaiah 2:3-22

3 Then many people will come and say: »Let us go to the mountain of Jehovah, to the House of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may live by them.« The law will go out from Zion. The word of Jehovah will go out from Jerusalem. 4 Then he will judge disputes between nations and settle matters between many people. They will beat (hammer) their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will not fight against each other, and they will not learn war anymore. 5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us live in the light of Jehovah. 6 Jehovah, you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob, because they are filled with Eastern influences. They practice witchcraft like the Philistines, and they make deals with foreigners. 7 Their land is full of silver and gold. There is no limit to their treasures. Their land is also full of horses. There is no limit to their chariots. 8 Their land is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. 9 Man has been humbled. Everyman has been humiliated. Do not forgive them. 10 Go in among the rocks and hide underground because of Jehovah’s terrifying presence and the magnificence of his majesty. 11 The arrogant people will be humbled. High and mighty people will be brought down. On that day Jehovah alone will be exalted. 12 All who are proud will be humbled. Jehovah of Hosts will have his day against all who are arrogant and conceited. 13 It will also be against all the towering and mighty cedars of Lebanon and all the oaks of Bashan, 14 against all the high mountains and all the lofty hills, 15 against every high tower and every fortified wall, 16 and also against all the large ships of Tarshish and all the beautiful boats. 17 Then arrogant people will be brought down. High and mighty people will be humiliated. On that day Jehovah alone will be honored. 18 Then idols (false gods) will disappear completely. 19 People will go into caves in the rocks and into holes in the ground because of Jehovah’s terrifying presence and the honor of his majesty when he rises to shake the earth. 20 That day people will throw their silver and gold idols, that they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and the bats. 21 They will go into caves in the rocks and into cracks in the cliffs because of Jehovah’s terrifying presence and the honor of his majesty when he rises to shake the earth. 22 Stop trusting people, whose breath (life) is in their nostrils. How can they be worth anything?

Isaiah 2:1-22

1 The vision and prophetic message Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw about Judah and Jerusalem. 2 In the last days the mountain of the house of Jehovah will be established as the highest of the mountains and exalted above the hills. All the nations will stream to it.

Jeremiah 32:27

27 »Behold! I am Jehovah the God of all humanity. Nothing is too hard for me.

John 5:24

24 »Truly, Truly I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes him that sent me, has everlasting life. He will not receive judgment for he has passed out of death into life.

Luke 16:19-31

19 »A rich man dressed in the most expensive clothes and lived in great luxury every day. 20 »A poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, used to be brought to the rich man’s door. 21 »He hoped he could eat the bits of food that fell from the rich man’s table. Then the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 »The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man died and was buried. 23 »He was in great torment in the grave (hades). He looked up and saw Abraham, far away, with Lazarus at his side. 24 »He called out: Father Abraham! Take pity on me! Please send Lazarus to dip his finger in some water and cool off my tongue. I am in torment in this fire! 25 »Abraham said: Remember, my son, in your lifetime you were given good things, while Lazarus got all the bad things. Now he is enjoying himself while you are in torment. 26 »There is a deep pit lying between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so. And no one can cross over to us from where you are. 27 »The rich man said: I beg you, father Abraham, send Lazarus to my father’s house. 28 »Have him go warn my five brothers that they will not come to this place of torment. 29 »Abraham said: Your brothers have Moses and the prophets to warn them. They should listen to them. 30 »The rich man responded: It is not enough father Abraham! If someone from the dead went to them they would repent. 31 »Abraham said: If they would not listen to Moses and the prophets, they would not listen to someone from the dead.«

Psalms 51:1-19

1 ([[Psalm of David] when the prophet Nathan came to him after David's adultery with Bathsheba:]) Have mercy on me, O God, in keeping with your loving-kindness. According to your unlimited compassion, wipe out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my perversity (iniquity) (guilt), and cleanse me from my sin. 3 I admit my transgressions. My sin is always in front of me. 4 I have sinned against you, especially you. I have done what you consider evil in your sight. So you hand down justice when you speak, and you are blameless when you judge. 5 Indeed, I was born in perversity (mischief) (evil). I was a sinner when my mother conceived me. 6 Yet, you desire truth from the secret person within me. Deep down inside me teach me wisdom. 7 Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Make me hear sounds of joy and gladness. Let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 9 Hide your face (turn away) from my sins, and wipe out (erase) all that I have done wrong. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast (dependable) spirit within me. 11 Do not force me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and establish a willing spirit in me. 13 I will teach your ways to transgressors, and sinners will turn to you. 14 Rescue (deliver) me from the bloodguilt of murder O God of my salvation. Let my tongue sing joyfully about your righteousness! 15 O Jehovah, open my lips (help me speak), and my mouth will speak your praise. 16 You do not desire sacrifice. Otherwise, I would offer one to you. You are not pleased with burnt offerings. 17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. O God, you do not despise a broken and sorrowful (contrite) heart. 18 Favor Zion with your goodness. Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then you will be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness (offered in the right spirit) (Heb 13:15) with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Young bulls will be offered on your altar.

Psalms 51:7

7 Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalms 23:1-6

1 ([Psalm of David]) Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores me and he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah forever.

Acts 3:21

21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things. God spoke about this through all his holy prophets since the world began.

Proverbs 6:30-31

30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. 31 But if he is caught, he must repay sevenfold. He must give everything in his house.

Joel 2:22-26

22 »Do not be afraid you beasts of the field. The pastures of the wilderness have turned green. The tree bears its fruit. The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. 23 »Be glad you children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God! For he gives you the early rain in just measure, and he causes it to rain, the early rain and the latter rain, in the first month. 24 »The threshing floors will be full of wheat, and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. 25 »I will make up to you the years that the locust has eaten, my great army that I sent among you. 26 »You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied. You will praise the name of Jehovah your God. He has dealt wondrously with you. My people will never again be put to shame.

Psalms 71:20-21

20 You who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth. 21 Increase my honor and comfort me again.

Romans 15:13

13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

John 10:10

10 »The thief comes to steal, and kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

Isaiah 55:1

1 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the water. You, who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

Hosea 6:1

1 »Come, and let us return to Jehovah. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us. He has wounded us but he will bandage us.

Jeremiah 30:1-24

1 Jehovah spoke his word to Jeremiah: 2 This is what Jehovah the God of Israel says: »Write in a book everything that I tell you. 3 »The days are coming,« says Jehovah, »when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity. I will bring them back to the land that I gave their ancestors, and they will take possession of it.«’ 4 These are the words Jehovah spoke about Israel and Judah: 5 Jehovah said: »We hear cries of fear. We hear cries of panic. But we do not hear cries of peace. 6 »Ask now and see: Can a man give birth to a child? Why, then, do I see every strong man holding his stomach in pain like a woman giving birth to a child? Why has every face turned pale? 7 »How terrible that day will be! There will be no other day like it. It will be a time of calamity for the descendants of Jacob, but they will be rescued from it.« 8 »On that day,« declares Jehovah of Hosts, »I will break the yokes off your necks and tear off your ropes. Foreigners will no longer make you serve them. 9 »You will serve Jehovah your God and David your king. I will establish him for you.« 10 »Do not be afraid, my servant Jacob,« proclaims Jehovah. »Do not be terrified, Israel. I am going to rescue you from a faraway place. I am going to rescue your descendants from where they are captives. The descendants of Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will frighten them.« 11 »I am with you. I will rescue you,« declares Jehovah. »I will completely destroy all the nations where I scattered you, but I will not completely destroy you. I will correct you with justice. I will not let you go entirely unpunished.« 12 This is what Jehovah says: »Your wound is incurable. Your injury is beyond healing. 13 »No one argues that you should be healed. But no medicine will heal you. 14 »All your lovers have forgotten you, and they do not want you anymore. I have punished you as an enemy would. I have corrected you as a cruel person would. You are very wicked, and you have many sins. 15 »Why do you cry about your wound, your injury that cannot be cured? I have done this to you. You are very wicked, and you have many sins. 16 »That is why everyone who devours you will be devoured, and all your enemies will be taken away as captives. Those who looted you will be looted. Those who stole from you in war will have things stolen from them.« 17 »I will restore your health and heal your wounds,« proclaims Jehovah. »People call you an outcast: ‘Zion, no one cares for you.’« 18 »This is what Jehovah says: »I am going to bring the captives back to Jacob's tents and show compassion on their homes. Cities will be built on the ruins, and fortified palaces will be built in their rightful place. 19 »The people who live there will sing songs of praise. The sound of laughter will be heard from there. I will make them numerous, and their number will not decrease. I will bring them honor, and they will not be considered unimportant. 20 »Their children will be like they were long ago. Their community will be established in my presence, and I will punish everyone who oppresses them. 21 »Their leader will be someone from their own people. Their ruler will come from among them. I will bring him near, and he will come close to me. Who would dare to come near me?« Declares Jehovah. 22 »You will be my people, and I will be your God.« 23 The storm of Jehovah will come with his anger. Like a driving wind, it will swirl down on the heads of the wicked. 24 Jehovah’s burning rage will not turn back until he has done everything he intends to do. You will understand this clearly in the last days.

Zechariah 9:12

12 »Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. I declare today: I shall repay you a double portion.

Jeremiah 29:11

11 ‘I know the plans (intentions) (thoughts) that I have for you, says Jehovah. They are plans (intentions) for peace and not disaster. They are intentions to give you a future filled with hope.

Psalms 51:11

11 Do not force me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

James 5:16

16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man helps much.

Matthew 6:33

33 »Seek (desire) (require) (serve) first the kingdom of God and his righteousness [continuously] and all these things will be added to you.

Galatians 6:1

1 Brothers, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right. But you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.

John 14:1

1 »Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.

Mark 11:24

24 »I tell you, believe that you receive what you pray for and you shall have it.

Revelation 21:1-5

1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. There was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 Then I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying: »Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men. He will dwell with them and they will be his people! God will be with them, and be their God. 4 »God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death. There will be no more sorrow nor crying. There will be no more pain! The former things have passed away.« 5 He who sat on the throne said: »Behold, I make all things new. Then he told me to write: for these words are faithful and true.«

Isaiah 42:12-25

12 Let those who live in distant lands give praise and glory to Jehovah! 13 Jehovah goes out to fight like a warrior. He is ready and eager for battle. He gives a war cry, a battle shout and he shows his power against his enemies. 14 »I kept silent for a long time. I did not answer my people. The time to act has come. I cry out like a woman in labor. 15 »I will destroy the hills and mountains and dry up the grass and trees. I will turn the river valleys into deserts and dry up the pools of water. 16 »I will lead my blind people by roads they have never traveled. I will turn their darkness into light and make rough country smooth before them. I will keep my promises without fail.« 17 Those who trust in idols and call images their gods will be humiliated and disgraced. 18 Jehovah says: »Hear, you deaf people! Look closely, you who are blind!« 19 Is anyone more blind than my servant or more deaf than the messenger I send? 20 Israel, you have seen so much, but what has it meant to you? You have ears to hear with, but what have you really heard? 21 Jehovah is a God who is eager to save. He exalted his laws and teachings, and he wanted his people to honor them. 22 Now his people have been plundered. They are locked up in dungeons and hidden away in prisons. They were robbed and plundered, with no one to come to their rescue. 23 Will any of you listen to this? From now on will you listen with care? 24 Who gave Israel up to the looters? It was Jehovah, against whom we sinned! We would not live as he wanted us to live or obey the teachings he gave us. 25 So he made us feel the force of his anger and suffer the violence of war. Like fire his anger burned throughout Israel. Yet we never knew what was happening. We learned nothing at all from it.

Isaiah 42:1-25

1 Here is my servant, whom I have strengthened. Here is the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. 2 He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. 3 He will not break off a bent reed nor extinguish a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. 4 He will not lose hope or courage. He will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his law. 5 God created the heavens and stretched them out. He fashioned the earth and all that lives there. He gave life and breath to all its people. And now Jehovah God says to his servant: 6 »I, Jehovah, have called you and have given you power to see that justice is done on earth. I will make a covenant with all peoples and bring light (truth) (light of instruction) (Psalm 27:1) to the nations through you. 7 »You will open the eyes of the blind and set free those who sit in dark prisons. 8 »I ALONE AM JEHOVAH. THAT IS MY NAME. I WILL NOT GIVE MY GLORY TO ANOTHER! I will not let idols share my praise. 9 »The things I predicted have now come true. Now I will tell you of new things even before they begin to happen.« 10 Sing a new song to Jehovah. Sing his praise, all the world! Praise him, you that sail the sea. Praise him, all creatures of the sea! Sing, distant lands and all who live there! 11 Let the desert and its towns praise God. Let the people of Kedar praise him! Let those who live in the city of Sela shout for joy from the tops of the mountains!

Job 42:10

10 After Job had prayed for his friends, Jehovah made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.

Isaiah 61:7

7 »Instead of your shame there will be a double portion. Instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land. Everlasting joy will be theirs.

1 John 5:4

4 Everything born from God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world, even our faith.

Acts 3:19-21

19 »Repent therefore, and turn around, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times (seasons) of refreshing shall come from the presence of Jehovah. (Deuteronomy 18:18, 19) 20 »He will send Jesus Christ, who preached to you. 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things. God spoke about this through all his holy prophets since the world began.

Psalms 51:12

12 Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and establish a willing spirit in me.

Joel 2:25-26

25 »I will make up to you the years that the locust has eaten, my great army that I sent among you. 26 »You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied. You will praise the name of Jehovah your God. He has dealt wondrously with you. My people will never again be put to shame.

Jeremiah 30:17

17 »I will restore your health and heal your wounds,« proclaims Jehovah. »People call you an outcast: ‘Zion, no one cares for you.’«

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