Isa 49:6-7 (NRSV) He says, "It is too light a thing that
you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the
survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation
may reach to the end of the earth." Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel
and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave
of rulers, "Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate
themselves, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel,
who has chosen you."
John 1:6-12 (NRSV) There was a man sent from God, whose
name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all
might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify
to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into
the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him;
yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own
people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his
name, he gave power to become children of God.
Isa 40:3 (NRSV) A voice cries out: "In the wilderness
prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our
Mark 1:1-4 (NRSV)The beginning of the good news of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am
sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of
one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his
paths straight,'" John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming
a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Isa 9:6-7 (NRSV) For a child has been born for us, a
son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful
Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority
shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of
David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with
righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD
of hosts will do this.
Luke 1:30-33 (NRSV) The angel said to her, "Do not be
afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.And now, you will conceive
in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great,
and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to
him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob
forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
Isa 7:14 (NRSV) Therefore the Lord himself will give
you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and
shall name him Immanuel.
Mat 1:23 (NRSV)"Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear
a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,"which means, "God is with us."