Scripture Tests for - All Things New


Exodus 1.8

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.


Leviticus 26.10

You shall eat old grain long stored, and you shall have to clear out the old to make way for the new.


Numbers 28.26

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.


Deuteronomy 24.5

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 spouse. 


Deuteronomy 32.2
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;* and Ahio* 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.


Ezra 9.9

…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.


Job 32.19
My heart is indeed like wine that has no vent;
   like new wineskins, it is ready to burst.


Isaiah 65.17-25
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 ever
   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 accursed.
21They shall build houses and inhabit them;
   they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22They shall not build and another inhabit;
   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 feed together,
   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.


Psalm 96

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 to pass,
   and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
   I tell you of them.


Psalm 149

Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel

1Praise GOD!
Sing to our GOD a new song,
   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 with dancing,
   making melody to God with tambourine and lyre.

Ecclesiastes 1.10

Is 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

The 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.


Isaiah 41.15

Now, I will make of you a threshing-sledge,
   sharp, new, and having teeth;
you shall thresh the mountains and crush them,
   and you shall make the hills like chaff.


Isaiah 43.19
I am about to do a new thing;
   now it springs forth; do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness
   and rivers in the desert.


Isaiah 48.6

You 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.


Isaiah 52.7

How beautiful 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.’


Isaiah 66.22

For as the new heavens and the new earth,
   which I will make,
shall remain before me, says our GOD,
   so shall your descendants and your name remain.


Isaiah 66.23

From new moon to new moon,
   and from sabbath to sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me, says our GOD.


Jeremiah 31.22
How long will you waver,
   O faithless daughter?
For our GOD has created a new thing on the earth:
   a woman encompasses* a man.


Jeremiah 31: 31

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 ceases,*
   God’s mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
24‘GOD is my portion,’ says my soul,
   ‘therefore I will hope in God.’


Ezekiel 36.26

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.


Zephaniah 3.17
The HOLY ONE, your God, is in your midst,
   a warrior who gives victory;
who will rejoice over you with gladness,
   and will renew you* in love;
who will exult over you with loud singing.


Mark 1: 1

The beginning of the good news* of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.



Mark 1.27

They 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.’


Matthew 9.17

Neither 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.’


Matthew 10.7

As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.”*


John 13.34

I 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.’


Romans 12.2

Do 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 perfect.*


2 Corinthians 5.17

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away;

see, everything has become new!


2 Peter 3.13

But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth,

where righteousness is at home.


Revelation 21: 1-5

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth;

for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,

and the sea was no more.

2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem,

coming down out of heaven from God,

prepared 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,

‘See, I am making all things new.”







Rev. Susan A. Blain
Minister for Worship, Liturgy and Spiritual Formation
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115