1 then i looked, and lo, on mount zion stood the lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 and i heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice i heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps, 3 and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 it is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for god and the lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless.
1 the earth is the lord’s and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein; 2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. 3 who shall ascend the hill of the lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4 he who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. 5 he will receive blessing from the lord, and vindication from the god of his salvation. 6 such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the god of jacob. [Selah]
1 he looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. 3 and he said, “truly i tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.”
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