8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Psalm 84:8-12 (KJV)
1 A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever He chooses.
2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.
3 Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4 The lamp that guides the wicked— haughty eyes and an arrogant heart —is sin.
5 The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.
6 Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.
7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away because they refuse to act justly.
8 A guilty man’s conduct is crooked, but the behavior of the innocent is upright.
9 Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.
10 A wicked person desires evil; he has no consideration for his neighbor.
Proverbs 21:1-10 (HCSB)
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the
wicked for their wickedness.
13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Proverbs 21:11-20 (KJV)
21 The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life, righteousness, and honor.
22 A wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down its secure fortress.
23 The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
24 The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,” acts with excessive pride.
25 A slacker’s craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.
26 He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don’t hold back.
27 The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable— how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!
28 A lying witness will perish, but the one who listens will speak successfully.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright man considers his way.
30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the Lord.
31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the Lord.
Proverbs 21:21-31 (HCSB)
9 “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]
Matthew 6:9-13 (HCSB)
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (KJV)
3 As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may instruct certain people not to teach different doctrine
4 or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God’s plan, which operates by faith.
1 Timothy 1:3-4 (HCSB)