4Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;6then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;7the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
6who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever;7who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;8the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.9The LORD watches over the sojourners, he upholds the widow and the fatherless; but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
1My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.2For if a man with gold rings and in fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in,3and you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, "Have a seat here, please," while you say to the poor man, "Stand there," or, "Sit at my feet,"4have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?5Listen, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decap'olis.32And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him.33And taking him aside from the multitude privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue;34and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Eph'phatha," that is, "Be opened."35And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.36And he charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.37And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak."