1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Psalm 63:1–8.
15 The simple believeth every word: But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: But the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: And a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly: But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 14:15–18.
1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: But grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
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.
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: And he that hateth reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: How much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: Neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: But the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: But the way of the righteous is made plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: But a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: But in the multitude of counsellers they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: And a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: But he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: But the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: And a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: But he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 15:1–33.
22 Beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us — from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Acts 1:22.
15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head — Christ.
16 From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Ephesians 4:15–16.
22 You took off your former way of life, the old self a that is corrupted by deceitful desires;
23 you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;
24 you put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.
25 Since you put away lying, Speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another. 26 Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger,
27 and don’t give the Devil an opportunity.
28 The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
29 No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.
30 And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption.
31 All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice.
32 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Ephesians 4:22–32.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Philippians 4:13.