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Psalm 66:16
I will offer to thee burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. [Selah]
Isaiah 38:9-20
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A writing of Hezeki'ah king of Judah, after he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness:
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I said, In the noontide of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years.
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I said, I shall not see the LORD in the land of the living; I shall look upon man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
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My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent; like a weaver I have rolled up my life; he cuts me off from the loom; from day to night thou dost bring me to an end;
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I cry for help until morning; like a lion he breaks all my bones; from day to night thou dost bring me to an end.
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Like a swallow or a crane I clamor, I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be thou my security!
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But what can I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. All my sleep has fled because of the bitterness of my soul.
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O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore me to health and make me live!
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Lo, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but thou hast held back my life from the pit of destruction, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
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For Sheol cannot thank thee, death cannot praise thee; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for thy faithfulness.
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The living, the living, he thanks thee, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children thy faithfulness.
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The LORD will save me, and we will sing to stringed instruments all the days of our life, at the house of the LORD.
Daniel 4:1-3
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King Nebuchadnez'zar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you!
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It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has wrought toward me.
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How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:37-3
Daniel 6:25-27
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Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: "Peace be multiplied to you.
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I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring for ever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end.
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He delivers and rescues, he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions."
Jonah 2:1-10
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Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,
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saying, "I called to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and thou didst hear my voice.
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For thou didst cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood was round about me; all thy waves and thy billows passed over me.
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Then I said, `I am cast out from thy presence; how shall I again look upon thy holy temple?'
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The waters closed in over me, the deep was round about me; weeds were wrapped about my head
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at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me for ever; yet thou didst bring up my life from the Pit, O LORD my God.
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When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to thee, into thy holy temple.
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Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their true loyalty.
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But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to thee; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the LORD!"
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And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
John 4:29
"Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?"
Acts 22:1-21
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"Brethren and fathers, hear the defense which I now make before you."
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And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew language, they were the more quiet. And he said:
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"I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cili'cia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gama'li-el, educated according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as you all are this day.
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I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,
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as the high priest and the whole council of elders bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brethren, and I journeyed to Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.
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"As I made my journey and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone about me.
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And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?'
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And I answered, `Who are you, Lord?' And he said to me, `I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.'
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Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.
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And I said, `What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, `Rise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.'
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And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.
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"And one Anani'as, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
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came to me, and standing by me said to me, `Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him.
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And he said, `The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth;
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for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
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And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'
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"When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance
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and saw him saying to me, `Make haste and get quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept your testimony about me.'
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And I said, `Lord, they themselves know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believed in thee.
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And when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by and approving, and keeping the garments of those who killed him.'
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And he said to me, `Depart; for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
Acts 26:4-29
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"My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews.
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They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee.
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And now I stand here on trial for hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,
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to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!
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Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?
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"I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
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And I did so in Jerusalem; I not only shut up many of the saints in prison, by authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them.
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And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme; and in raging fury against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
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"Thus I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.
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At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining round me and those who journeyed with me.
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And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.'
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And I said, `Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, `I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.
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But rise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and bear witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you,
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delivering you from the people and from the Gentiles--to whom I send you
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to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
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"Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
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but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.
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For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
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To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
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that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."
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And as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are mad; your great learning is turning you mad."
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But Paul said, "I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth.
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For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak freely; for I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner.
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King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe."
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And Agrippa said to Paul, "In a short time you think to make me a Christian!"
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And Paul said, "Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am--except for these chains."