48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.(A)

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Giving to the Needy

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them.(A) If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

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He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,[a]
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom(A) come.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts Our Father in heaven
  2. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

32 “Do not be afraid,(A) little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.(B)

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15 The Spirit(A) you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;(B) rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
  2. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father

one God and Father of all,(A) who is over all and through all and in all.(B)

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17 Since you call on a Father(A) who judges each person’s work(B) impartially,(C) live out your time as foreigners(D) here in reverent fear.(E)

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We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,(A) so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.(B)

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See what great love(A) the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!(B) And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.(C)

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