Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;
I will surely defend my ways to his face.
I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes – I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I lift up my eyes to the hills –
where does my help come from?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
“Honor your father and mother”, which is the first commandment with a promise, “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.