1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: The strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: And his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Psalm 95:1–7.
31 The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker, but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 14:31.
1 A king’s heart is like streams of water in the LORD’s hand: He directs it wherever He chooses.
2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD evaluates the motives.
3 Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 The lamp that guides the wicked — haughty eyes and an arrogant heart — is sin.
5 The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.
6 Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.
7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away because they refuse to act justly.
8 A guilty man’s conduct is crooked, but the behavior of the innocent is upright.
9 Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.
10 A wicked person desires evil; he has no consideration for his neighbor.
11 When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches a wise man, he acquires knowledge.
12 The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin.
13 The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered.
14 A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage.
15 Justice executed is a joy to the righteous but a terror to those who practice iniquity.
16 The man who strays from the way of wisdom will come to rest in the assembly of the departed spirits.
17 The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man; whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.
18 The wicked are a ransom for the righteous, and the treacherous, for the upright.
19 Better to live in a wilderness than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife.
20 Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person, but a foolish man consumes them.
21 The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life, righteousness, and honor.
22 A wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down its secure fortress.
23 The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
24 The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,” acts with excessive pride.
25 A slacker’s craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.
26 He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don’t hold back.
27 The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable — how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!
28 A lying witness will perish, but the one who listens will speak successfully.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright man considers his way.
30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the LORD.
31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the LORD.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 21:1–31.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, Saith the LORD of hosts.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Zechariah 4:6.
1 Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.
2 So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Romans 13:1–2.
11 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ),
12 He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,
14 how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Hebrews 9:11–14.
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 2 Timothy 1:15.