4 Listen to me, my people, and give heed to me, my nation;
for a teaching will go out from me, and my justice for a light to
5 I will bring
near my deliverance swiftly, my salvation has gone out and my arms
will rule the peoples; the coastlands wait for me, and for my arm
6 Lift up your
eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens
will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment,
and those who live on it will die like gnats; but my salvation will
be for ever, and my deliverance will never be ended.
7 Listen to me,
you who know righteousness, you people who have my teaching in your
hearts; do not fear the reproach of others, and do not be dismayed
when they revile you.
8 For the moth
will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like
wool; but my deliverance will be for ever, and my salvation to all
Good News Translation (GNT)
18 I ask that
your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know
what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful
blessings he promises his people,
19 and how very
great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working
in us is the same as the mighty strength
20 which he used
when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side
in the heavenly world.
21 Christ rules
there above all heavenly rulers, authorities, powers, and lords;
he has a title superior to all titles of authority in this world
and in the next.
22 God put all
things under Christ's feet and gave him to the church as supreme
Lord over all things.
23 The church
is Christ's body, the completion of him who himself completes all