4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Exodus3:4–9.
4 Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.
7 Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead.
9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Deuteronomy 6:4–9.
9 Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;
10 then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 3:9–10.
1 Better a poor man who lives with integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.
2 Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.
3 A man’s own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.
6 Many seek a ruler’s favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue them with words, but they are not there.
8 The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.
10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool — how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.
14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.
17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender. l
18 Discipline your son while there is hope; don’t be intent on killing him.
19 A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.
20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.
21 Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the LORD’s decree will prevail.
22 What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.
24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.
25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
27 If you stop listening to correction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 19:1–29.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Matthew 5:43–48.
38 “Repent,” Peter said to them, and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Acts 2:38.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Philippians 3:12–14.