All 1 these things are the beginning of birth pains.
The beginning of the gospel 1 of Jesus Christ, 2 the Son of God. 3
The Word 1 was with God in the beginning.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!) 1
For nation will rise up in arms 1 against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines. 2 These are but the beginning of birth pains.
In the beginning 1 was the Word, and the Word was with God, 2 and the Word was fully God. 3
Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on 1 them just as he did 2 on us at the beginning. 3
Then 1 they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. 2 They wanted to take advantage of what he might say 3 so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction 4 of the governor.
And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone.
He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn 1 from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 2
“To 1 the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: 2 “This is the solemn pronouncement of 3 the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator 4 of God’s creation:
He also said to me, “It is done! 1 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water 2 free of charge 3 from the spring of the water of life.