Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit
For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy
: “I live in a high and holy
place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit
, to revive the spirit
of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit
. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.
Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people— where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit
Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit
of the holy
gods is in him.)
I said, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit
of the holy
gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me.
“This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now, Belteshazzar, tell me what it means, for none of the wise men in my kingdom can interpret it for me. But you can, because the spirit
of the holy
gods is in you.”
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit
of the holy
gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit
, declared: “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’
Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit
even before he is born.
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit
will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy
one to be born will be called the Son of God.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit
Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit
was on him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
and the Holy Spirit
descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit
, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit
into the wilderness,
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit
, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him!”
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven.
for the Holy Spirit
will teach you at that time what you should say.”