Scripture Tests for - All Things New
Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
You shall eat
old grain long stored, and you shall have to clear out the old to make way for
On the day of
the first fruits, when you offer a grain-offering of new
grain to the Lord at your festival of weeks, you shall have a
holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.
A newly married soldier shall not go out with the
army or be charged with any related duty, but shall be free at home for one
year, to be happy with the newly wed
May my teaching drop like the rain,
my speech condense like the dew;
like gentle rain on grass,
like showers on new growth.
2 Samuel 6.3-5
3They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab,
which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio,* the sons of
Abinadab, were driving the new cart 4with the ark of God;*
went in front of the ark. 5David
and all the house of Israel
were dancing before our GOD with all their might, with songs*
and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.
…our God has
not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love
before the kings of Persia,
to give us new life to set up
the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judea and Jerusalem.
My heart is indeed like wine that has no vent;
like new wineskins, it is
ready to burst.
17For I am about to create new heavens
and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
or come to mind.
18But be glad and rejoice for
in what I am creating;
for I am about to create Jerusalem
as a joy,
and its people as a delight.
19I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and delight in my people;
no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,
or the cry of distress.
20No more shall there be in it
an infant that lives but a few days,
or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth,
and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered
21They shall build houses and
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22They shall not build and
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23They shall not labor in vain,
or bear children for calamity;*
for they shall be offspring blessed by the HOLY ONE—
and their descendants as well.
24Before they call I will answer,
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb shall
the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
but the serpent—its food shall be dust!
They shall not hurt or destroy
on all my holy mountain,
says the HOLY ONE.
Praise to God Who Comes in Judgement
1O sing to our GOD a new song;
sing to our GOD, all the earth.
Isaiah 42: 5-9
5Thus says God, the HOLY ONE,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6I am the HOLY ONE, I have called
you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,*
a light to the nations,
7 to open the
eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in shadow.
8I am the HOLY ONE,
that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols.
9See, the former things have come
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
I tell you of them.
Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Sing to our GOD a new
sing praise in the assembly of the faithful.
2Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
let the children of Zion
rejoice in their Ruler.
3Let them praise his name
making melody to God with tambourine and lyre.
there a thing of which it is said,
‘See, this is new’?
It has already been, in the ages before us.
Song of Songs 7.13
mandrakes give forth fragrance,
and over our doors are all choice fruits,
new as well as old,
which I have
laid up for you, O my beloved.
Now, I will
make of you a threshing-sledge,
sharp, new, and having
you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,
and you shall make the hills like chaff.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth; do you not perceive it?
will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
have heard; now see all this;
and will you not declare it?
From this time forward I make you hear new things,
hidden things that you have not known.
upon the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news,
who announces salvation,
who says to Zion,
‘Your God reigns.’
For as the new heavens and the new
which I will make,
shall remain before me, says our GOD,
so shall your descendants and your name remain.
From new moon to new
and from sabbath to sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me, says our GOD.
How long will you waver,
O faithless daughter?
For our GOD has created a new thing on the
a woman encompasses* a man.
31 The days are surely coming, says
our GOD, when I will make a new covenant with
the house of Israel and the
house of Judah…. I will put
my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.
Lamentations of Jeremiah 3: 22-24
22The steadfast love of our GOD never
God’s mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24‘GOD is my portion,’ says
‘therefore I will hope in God.’
A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you;
and I will
remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
ONE, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
who will rejoice over you with gladness,
and will renew you*
who will exult over you with loud singing.
Mark 1: 1
of the good news* of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God.
were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching—with authority! Jesus commands even the unclean
spirits, and they obey.’
is new wine put into old
wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins
are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh
wineskins, and so both are preserved.’
you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven
has come near.”*
give you a new commandment, that you
love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Acts of the Apostles 2.8-18
8And how is it that we
hear, each of us, in our own native language….12All were amazed and
perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ 13But others sneered and
said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
not be conformed to this world,* but be
transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that
you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and
2 Corinthians 5.17
if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old
has passed away;
everything has become new!
2 Peter 3.13
in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth,
righteousness is at home.
Revelation 21: 1-5
I saw a new heaven and a new earth;
the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
the sea was no more.
2And I saw the holy city,
the new Jerusalem,
down out of heaven from God,
as a beloved spouse on the wedding day.
3And I heard a loud voice
from the throne saying,
‘See, the home* of God is among mortals.
God will dwell* with them; they will be God’s peoples,*
and God will be with them;*
4God will wipe every tear
from their eyes.
Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’
5 And the one who was
seated on the throne said,
I am making all things new.”