10And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
19Remember my affliction and my wanderings,the wormwood and the gall! 20My soul continually remembers itand is bowed down within me.
21But this I call to mind,and therefore I have hope:
22The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Because of the steadfast love of the Lord, we are not cut offhis mercies never come to an end; 23they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness.
4ButOr And God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved-- 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
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