1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom should I be afraid? 2 When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid; though a war breaks out against me, still I am confident. 4 I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple. 5 For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock. 6 Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord. 7 Lord, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me. 8 My heart says this about You, “You are to seek My face.” Lord, I will seek Your face. 9 Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation. 10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me. 11 Because of my adversaries, show me Your way, Lord, and lead me on a level path. 12 Do not give me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing violence. 13 I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:1-14 (HCSB)
1 Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands. 2 Whoever lives with integrity fears the Lord, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him. 3 The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline, but the lips of the wise protect them. 4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox. 5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.
Proverbs 14:1-5 (HCSB)
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. 10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
Proverbs 14:6-10 (KJV)
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. 13 Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief. 14 The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his deeds deserve. 15 The inexperienced one believes anything, but the sensible one watches his steps.
Proverbs 14:11-15 (HCSB)
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isaiah 55:1 (KJV)
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
Philippians 1:6-7 (KJV)
24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.
Philippians 1:24 (HCSB)