1 I exalt You, my God the King, and praise Your name forever and ever.
2 I will praise You every day; I will honor Your name forever and ever.
3 Yahweh is great and is highly praised; His greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation will declare Your works to the next and will proclaim Your mighty acts.
5 I will speak of Your splendor and glorious majesty and Your wonderful works.
6 They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring acts, and I will declare Your greatness.
7 They will give a testimony of Your great goodness and will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love.
9 The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion rests on all He has made.
10 All You have made will thank You, Lord; the godly will praise You.
11 They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom and will declare Your might,
12 informing all people of Your mighty acts and of the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; Your rule is for all generations. The Lord is faithful in all His words and gracious in all His actions.
14 The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed.
15 All eyes look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways and gracious in all His acts.
18 The Lord is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them.
20 The Lord guards all those who love Him, but He destroys all the wicked.
21 My mouth will declare Yahweh’s praise; let every living thing praise His holy name forever and ever.
1 My son, obey my words, and treasure my commands.
2 Keep my commands and live; protect my teachings as the pupil of your eye.
3 Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your relative.
5 She will keep you from a forbidden woman, a stranger with her flattering talk.
6 At the window of my house I looked through my lattice.
7 I saw among the inexperienced, I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking sense.
8 Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house
9 at twilight, in the evening, in the dark of the night.
10 A woman came to meet him dressed like a prostitute, having a hidden agenda.
11 She is loud and defiant; her feet do not stay at home.
12 Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.
13 She grabs him and kisses him; she brazenly says to him,
14 “I’ve made fellowship offerings; today I’ve fulfilled my vows.
15 So I came out to meet you, to search for you, and I’ve found you.
16 I’ve spread coverings on my bed — richly colored linen from Egypt.
17 I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning. Let’s feast on each other’s love!
19 My husband isn’t home; he went on a long journey.
20 He took a bag of money with him and will come home at the time of the full moon.”
21 She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk.
22 He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap
23 until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare — he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
24 Now, my sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
25 Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways; don’t stray onto her paths.
26 For she has brought many down to death; her victims are countless.
27 Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27
17 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:17
12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.