1 The LORD came to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised.
2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time God had told him. 3 Abraham named his son who was born to him — the one Sarah bore to him — Isaac.
4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God had commanded him.
5 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with me.”
7 She also said, “Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne a son for him in his old age.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Genesis 21:1–7.
10 “Stop your fighting — and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Psalm 46:10.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 15:8–9.
1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
2 When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.
3 A destitute leader who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no food.
4 Those who reject the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law battle against them.
5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand everything.
6 Better a poor man who lives with integrity than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.
7 A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
8 Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest collects it for one who is kind to the poor.
9 Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law — even his prayer is detestable.
10 The one who leads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great rejoicing, but when the wicked come to power, people hid themselves.
13 The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them
will find mercy.
14 Happy is the one who is always reverent, but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
15 A wicked ruler over a helpless people is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.
16 A leader who lacks understanding is very oppressive, but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life.
17 A man burdened by bloodguilt will be a fugitive until death. Let no one help him.
18 The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.
19 The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
20 A faithful man will have many blessings, but one in a hurry to get rich will not go unpunished.
21 It is not good to show partiality — yet a man may sin for a piece of bread.
22 A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.
23 One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.
24 The one who robs his father or mother and says, “That’s no sin,” is a companion to a man who destroys.
25 A greedy person provokes conflict, but whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper.
26 The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks inisdom will be safe.
27 The one who gives to the poor will not be in need, but one who turns his eyes away will receive many curses.
28 When the wicked come to power, people hide, but when they are destroyed, the righteous flourish.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 28:1–28.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), John 1:30.
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Mark 10:13–16.
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Romans 3:23–26.