Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 1
“Whoever, then, acknowledges 1 me before people, I will acknowledge 2 before my Father in heaven.
But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.
But he denied it in front of them all: 1 “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”
There 1 right 2 in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. 3
After Jesus 1 had said this, he continued on ahead, 2 going up to Jerusalem. 3
Although Jesus 1 had performed 2 so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him,
“I 1 tell you, whoever acknowledges 2 me before men, 3 the Son of Man will also acknowledge 4 before God’s angels.
In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.
So 1 he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree 2 to see him, because Jesus 3 was going to pass that way.
So they all seized Sosthenes, the president of the synagogue, 1 and began to beat 2 him in front of the judgment seat. 3 Yet none of these things were of any concern 4 to Gallio.
Brothers and sisters, 1 I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: 2 Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead,
And by this 1 we will know that we are of the truth and will convince 2 our conscience 3 in his presence, 4
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and then come and present your gift.
And he was transfigured before them. 1 His 2 face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
All 1 the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate people one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
And immediately the man 1 stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
This is the one about whom it is written, ‘Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, 1 who will prepare your way before you.’ 2
But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, 1 bring them here and slaughter 2 them 3 in front of me!’”
But stay alert at all times, 1 praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must 2 happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”