22But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through faith in Jesus Christ* might be given to those who believe.
23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahams offspring,* heirs according to the promise.
27 While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you! 28But he said, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!
1 O give thanks to the Lord and call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises,
and tell of all his marvellous works.
3 Rejoice in the praise of his holy name;
let the hearts of them rejoice who seek the Lord.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his face continually.
5 Remember the marvels he has done,
his wonders and the judgements of his mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham his servant,
O children of Jacob his chosen.
7 He is the Lord our God;
his judgements are in all the earth.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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