Bible: Isa. 6:8; 9:6; 48:15, 16
9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, 1
by other humans 2
must his blood be shed;
for in God’s image 3
God 4 has made humankind.”
48:15 Then he blessed Joseph and said,
“May the God before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac walked –
the God who has been my shepherd 1
all my life long to this day,
from all harm –
bless these boys.
May my name be named in them, 4
and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac.
May they grow into a multitude on the earth.”