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Genesis 1:1-31

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and empty. Darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God hovered over the waters. 3 Then God said: »Let there be light!« And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day. He called the darkness night. There was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 Then God said: »Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters. Let it separate the waters from the waters.« 7 God made the expanse. He separated the waters that were below the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. It was so. 8 God called the expanse heaven. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 Then God said: »Let the waters below the atmosphere be gathered into one place. Let the dry land appear.« It was so. 10 God called the dry land earth. The gathering of the waters He called seas. God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: »Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them.« It was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said: »Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 »Let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.« It was so. 16 God made the two great lights. The sun was to govern the day. The moon was to govern the night. He made the stars also. 17 He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth. 18 The lights were to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 God said: »Let the waters be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.« 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves in the waters after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said: »Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.« 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 God said: »Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.« It was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds. He made the livestock according to their kinds and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said: »Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.« 27 God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. He created male and female. 28 God blessed them and said to them: »Be fruitful and increase in number. Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and dominate the birds of the air. Have dominion over every living creature that moves on the ground.« 29 Then God said: »I give you every plant that bears seed on the face of the entire earth. I also give you every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 »Also every beast of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground; everything that has the breath of life in it, I give every green plant for food.« It was so. 31 God saw all that he had made. It was very good. There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.

Psalms 14:2

2 Jehovah looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God.

Romans 1:1-32

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, appointed (set apart) for the good news of God, 2 He promised this long ago through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures. 3 This is about his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who came from the seed of David according to the flesh. 4 He was declared to be the Son of God with power through the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, respecting his name. 6 You are among those called to Jesus Christ. 7 To all who are in Rome, beloved of God and called to be holy ones: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God for all of you through Jesus Christ, for your faith is reported throughout the whole world. 9 God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit (whole heart and mind) in the good news of his Son. Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. 10 I pray that I might by the will of God successfully come to you. 11 I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift so that you may be strengthened, 12 that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I want you to know, brothers, that I was often determined to come to you, but was hindered until now, that I might have some fruit among you as well as the rest of the nations. 14 I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 I am ready to preach the good news to you in Rome also. 16 I am not ashamed of the good news; for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who exerts active faith (believes), to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 It reveals the righteousness of God from faith-to-faith for it is written: »The righteous shall live by faith.« 18 The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. 19 That which is known about God is clear to them, for God revealed it to them. 20 His invisible attributes are clearly seen since the creation of the world. The things made prove His eternal power and divine nature. Mankind has no excuse, 21 for when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God. They did not thank him and were vain in their reasoning, for their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools. 23 They changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 God gave them up to uncleanness because of the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. 25 They changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creation more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature. 27 Also the men left the natural use of the woman and burned in their lust, one toward another; men with men working that which is obscene. They receive full recompense due for their error. 28 They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, so God gave them over to a reprobate (depraved) mind, to do things that are not fitting. 29 They are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, and unmerciful. 32 They know the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death! And yet, they not only do the same, but also approve of those who do them.

Genesis 1:3-31

3 Then God said: »Let there be light!« And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day. He called the darkness night. There was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 Then God said: »Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters. Let it separate the waters from the waters.« 7 God made the expanse. He separated the waters that were below the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. It was so. 8 God called the expanse heaven. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 Then God said: »Let the waters below the atmosphere be gathered into one place. Let the dry land appear.« It was so. 10 God called the dry land earth. The gathering of the waters He called seas. God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: »Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them.« It was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said: »Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 »Let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.« It was so. 16 God made the two great lights. The sun was to govern the day. The moon was to govern the night. He made the stars also. 17 He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth. 18 The lights were to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 God said: »Let the waters be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.« 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves in the waters after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said: »Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.« 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 God said: »Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.« It was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds. He made the livestock according to their kinds and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said: »Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.« 27 God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. He created male and female. 28 God blessed them and said to them: »Be fruitful and increase in number. Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and dominate the birds of the air. Have dominion over every living creature that moves on the ground.« 29 Then God said: »I give you every plant that bears seed on the face of the entire earth. I also give you every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 »Also every beast of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground; everything that has the breath of life in it, I give every green plant for food.« It was so. 31 God saw all that he had made. It was very good. There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.

Psalms 115:16

16 The highest heaven belongs to Jehovah, but he has given the earth to the sons of men.

Isaiah 45:18

18 Jehovah says: »Who created the heavens? He who is God. He fashioned and made the earth. He founded it and he did not create it to be empty but formed it to be inhabited.« He says: »I am Jehovah, and there is no other.

Acts 10:1-48

1 There was a man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Band. 2 He was a devout man who respected God with his entire household. He gave many gifts of mercy to the people and prayed to God always. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw a vision. An angel of God came to him and said, »Cornelius.« 4 He looked at him and was afraid. »What is it, Lord?« He replied. The angel said: »God hears your prayers and sees your gifts of mercy. 5 »Send men to Joppa to bring back Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6 »He is staying with a tanner named Simon whose house is by the sea.« 7 When the angel who spoke to Cornelius left, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier who was his attendant. 8 He told them what happened and sent them to Joppa. 9 The next day they journeyed to the city. As they drew near, Peter went to the housetop to pray. It was about the sixth hour. 10 He became very hungry. While the meal was being prepared he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened, something like a great sheet lowered by the four corners was descending to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals, reptiles and birds. 13 Peter heard a voice say: »Kill and eat.« 14 But Peter said: »No Lord for I have never eaten any thing that is defiled or unclean.« 15 The voice spoke to him again the second time: »You stop calling defiled that which God has cleansed.« 16 This happened a third time and immediately the sheet was taken up to heaven. 17 While Peter doubted in himself what this vision ment, behold, the men who were sent from Cornelius inquired for Simon’s house, and stood at the gate. 18 They called out and asked if Simon surnamed Peter lived there. 19 While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him: »Behold, three men seek you. 20 »Stand up and go down to greet them. Do not doubt for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter went down to the men who were sent to him from Cornelius. He said: »I am the one you are looking for. Why did you come?« 22 They said: »We come from Cornelius the centurion, a righteous man who respects God. He has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so he could hear what you have to say.« 23 He invited them in to be his guests. The next day Peter went away with them. Brothers accompanied them from Joppa. 24 The day after that they entered Caesarea. Cornelius expected them so he called his relatives and close friends to join him. 25 Cornelius met Peter and fell down at his feet with adoration for him. 26 »Stand up,« Peter said, as he lifted him up, »I am also a man.« 27 He talked with him and went in to find many people gathered. 28 He said to them: »You know that it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Jew to keep company, or approach someone of another nation. But God revealed to me that I should not call any man defiled or unclean. 29 »Therefore I came to you without objection, as soon as I was sent for. I ask therefore for what intent you sent for me?« 30 Cornelius replied, »Four days ago I was praying at this hour. It was the ninth hour and I prayed in my house. A man dressed in bright clothing stood before me. 31 »He said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer is heard and your gifts of mercy are noticed in the sight of God. 32 ‘»Send to Joppa, and call Simon, whose surname is Peter. He lives in the house of the tanner named Simon by the sea. When he comes he will speak with you.’ 33 »Immediately I sent for you. You have done well for you have come. We are all present before God, to hear all things that are commanded to you from God.« 34 Peter opened his mouth, and said, »I truly perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 »In every nation he accepts every person who respects him and does what is right. 36 »You know the Word of God was sent to the children of Israel. He (Jehovah God) presented peace through the anointed Lord (or Master) of all, Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:36) (Jesus identified his father, Jehovah God, as Lord of all heaven and earth at Matthew 11:25) 37 »You know that message which began in Galilee and was published throughout all Judea, after the baptism that John preached. 38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. God was with him. 39 »We are witnesses of all things that he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a stake. 40 »God raised him up the third day and made him visible. 41 »However, all the people did not see him. Witnesses who were previously chosen by God saw him. We who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead saw him. 42 »He commanded us to preach to the people. We testify that he was ordained by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead. 43 »All the prophets testify that through his name whoever believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins.« 44 Holy Spirit descended on all who heard the message Peter spoke. 45 Those circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of Holy Spirit was also poured out on the people of the nations. 46 They heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then Peter responded: 47 »Can any man keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit as we have.« 48 He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

1 Peter 3:15

15 Sanctify the Christ as Lord (kurios: master) in your hearts. Always be ready to answer every man who asks you a reason for your hope, yet with meekness (mildness) and respect!

Joshua 1:3

3 »I give you every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon just as I promised Moses.

Romans 1:28-31

28 They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, so God gave them over to a reprobate (depraved) mind, to do things that are not fitting. 29 They are filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, and unmerciful.

Revelation 4:11

11 »You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and because of your will they are and were created.«

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge (recognize) Him and He will make your paths straight.

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