17 See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For He crushes but also binds up; He strikes, but His hands also heal. 19 He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven. 20 In famine He will redeem you from death, and in battle, from the power of the sword. 21 You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes. 22 You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the animals of the earth. 23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure, and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home. 25 You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth. 26 You will approach the grave in full vigor, as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.
Job 5:17-26 (HCSB)
1 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. 2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. 4 Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff —they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows. 6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.
Psalm 23:1-6 (HCSB)
68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Psalm 119:68-72 (KJV)
1 A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness. 3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
observing the wicked and the good. 4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit. 5 A fool despises his father’s discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.
Proverbs 15:1-5 (HCSB)
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.
Proverbs 15:6-10 (KJV)
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord — how much more, human hearts. 12 A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him; he will not consult the wise. 13 A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart produces a broken spirit. 14 A discerning mind seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. 15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:11-15 (HCSB)
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
John 1:16-18 (KJV)