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Psalm 48:14  Then tell the next generation that God is here.  Our God & Leader for ever & ever ….

With always a big smile one of my Dad’s favorite rejoinders was “If all else fails, read the directions!”

We have e life, e mail, e biz, e commerce, and folks I have the pleasure to announce that we also have e manual.  We have a good set of directions to help us get re orientated and recharged and renewed.  And e manual sounds like Immanuel or Emmanuel which means that God is with us always and forever right with us inside us and beside us.  In childhood, teenage, young adult, old adult, storm, nice day, flood, dark, light, work, breakfast, sleep, exhaustion, travel, found, lost, wandering, walking, fear, friendship, joy, laughter, tears, sorrow, earning, loss, play, loneliness, and companionship.

Romans 12 is my favorite chapter of Scripture.  It is quite challenging and a summation of orders that one has to follow to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  I also love the Second Letter of Peter in it’s entirety and the last paragraph of Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) Chapter 30.

I was given a copy of the Jerusalem Bible many years ago by my parents.  It sat for a long time.  In college a friend who eventually went onto the priesthood suggested Bible Roulette, praying, and being still for some minutes each day.  I took him up on this flipping through scriptures and eventually my first copy became pretty worn out.  I have since purchased a readers version and eventually started scrawling my favorite versus on the blank pages of the Bible.  It’s a treasure hunt.  Many mornings find me coming across one or a few that resound and so get added to the list.

I have at times given some copies of The Jerusalem Bible out as gifts.  I find that the original version is more beautiful than The New Jerusalem Bible.  I am fine with inclusive language but I find that the manner in which it was done in this New version tanks the gorgeousness of the original 60’s version.

I do 10 minutes minimum of reading and praying and take a 10 minute slow walk in the woods with the dog at the beginning of most days.  It has helped a lot.

Life has lots of challenges and I think that getting on line with God is obviously more powerful than the idiocy of pretending to not depend on our creator.  A computer can do a bunch more when on line and we can do so much more when we are on line with God.

Of course we are all connected to God always anyways.  So why not develop this along with the rest of our lives to be as good as good can be?  Things flow better.

Here are the other versus most with my cryptic summary that are scrawled in the once blank spots of my second copy of The Jerusalem Bible:

2 Timothy 4:1-5 ….Refute falsehood, correct error, call to obedience …

Proverbs 22:24   Make friends with no person who gives way to anger.

Ecclesiasticus 28   …avoid resentment and anger..

Proverbs 15:4   …. tongue that soothes is the tree of life … barbed tongue breaks hearts …

Ecclesiasticus 3:17-26   … do business with gentleness …. be humble …

2 Maccabees 6:12-17 … constant discipline by Lord means we are loved ….

2 Thessalonians 3:5   May the Lord turn our hearts to the love of God and the fortitude of Christ

Philippians 2:15   Do all that has to be done without complaining or arguing … you will shine like  bright stars ……

John 6:35   Who comes to me … never hungry …. who believes in me …. never thirst …

Isaiah 53:12   …while he was bearing the faults of many & praying all the time for sinners ….

Mark 4:1   Again he began to teach by the lakeside ….

Galatians 3   Justified by Faith

Hebrews 11   Justified by Faith

2 Timothy 2:1   Accept the Strength my dear child that comes from the grace of Jesus Christ

2 Timothy 2:3   Put up with your share of difficulties like a good soldier of Christ Jesus

2 Timothy 2:8   Remember the Good News that I carry, “Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, sprung from the house of David.”

Philippians 1:9   My prayer is that your love for each other may increase more & more and never stop improving your knowledge and deepening your perception so that you can always recognize what is best.

1 Timothy 4:10   Saviour of all people, particularly believers

Proverbs 16:3   Commend what you do to Yahweh and your plans will find achievement

Galatians 3:23-29   …. the law is supplanted by belonging to Christ and so No Distinctions

Ezekiel 3:22   I am going to speak to you

1 Timothy 2:1-2   My advice is that, first of all, there should be prayers offered for everyone – petitions, intercessions and thanksgiving – and especially for kings and others in authority, ……

Galatians 5:1   Do not submit again to the yoke of slavery (sin)

Psalm 37:8   Enough of anger, leave rage aside, do not worry, nothing but evil can come of it

Acts 10:34-36   … anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Acts 10: 38   God had anointed him with Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.

Mark 5:36   Do not be afraid: only have faith

Psalm 98:3-9   The most distant parts of the earth have seen

the saving power of our God.

Acclaim Yahweh, all the earth,

burst into shouts of joy!

Sing to Yahweh, sing to the music of harps,

and to the sound of many instruments;

to the sound of trumpet and horn

acclaim Yahweh the King!

Let the sea thunder and all that it holds,

and the world, with all who live in it;

let all the rivers clap their hands

and the mountains shout for joy,

at the presence of Yahweh, for he comes

to judge the earth,

to judge the world with righteousness

1 Corinthians 4:18-21 …. want to know what self important can do, …. not just words- power …. love & goodwill

James 3:2   Everyone of us does something wrong over & over again.

Colossians 2:6-7+   Live whole life in Christ … rooted in him, built on him, held firm by faith, taught, full of thanksgiving

2 Peter 3:14   Live without spot or stain so he can find you at peace

Acts 14:15  …we have come with good news to make you turn from empty idols to the LIVING GOD who created heaven & earth & sea & all that these hold ….

Proverbs 30:8  Give me neither poverty or riches

Matthew 5:30  …If virtue no deeper than scribes and pharisees, then not make it to heaven ….

2 Thessalonians 2:17  May the Lord Jesus Christ …. & God comfort & hope & strengthen you in all you …..

Psalm 48:14  Then tell the next generation that God is here.  Our God & Leader for ever & ever ….

Ecclesiasticus 32:18  A sensible person never scorns a suggestion

Psalm 26 …. blameless ….. live my life in loyalty to you ….

Ecclesiasticus 27:30  Resentment and Anger are foul …

Psalm 49  … why should I should be afraid of evil times …. futility of riches ….

Romans 15:13  May the God of Hope bring you such joy and peace in your faith that the power of the Holy Spirit will remove all bounds to hope.

Psalm 119:160  Faithfulness is the essence of your word…

Colossians 2:6-8  Live whole life in Christ ..

1 Chronicles 16:27…  IN his sanctuary ,,,, power & joy

Psalm 37:34

Psalm 37:34  Put your hope in Yahweh, keep his way & he will save you from the wicked, raising you ….

Ecclesiasticus 30:14  Better a poor man healthy & fit than a rich man tormented in body.

1 Chronicles 16:25  Yahweh is great, Loud must be his praise.

Proverbs 8:17-21  …. The fruit I give is better than gold, even the finest …. by me rulers govern ….

John 17:24  .. anything you ask for from the Father, he will grant in my name …

Ephesians 4:9-16 … unity in our faith and knowledge of Son of Man …. then no longer children & tossed about ….

John 4:24  Those who worship do in spirit & truth ..

1 Timothy 6:8-9 & 11  … We brought nothing in & can take nothing out …. as long as food & clothing , be content …. people who long to be rich are prey to temptation … eventually ruined …. but you aim to be saintly & holy filled with faith & love, patient & gentle ….

John 14:14 & 21   If you ask for anything in my name … I will do it …. with you and in you ….

Titus 2:14  He sacrificed himself for us in order to set us free from all wickedness and to purify a people so that it could be his very ownand would have no ambition except to do good.

Psalm 27:14   Put your hope in Yahweh, be strong, let your heart be bold.  Put your hope in Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 4:29   …if you seek him with all your heart & with all your soul, you shall find him …..

Ezekiel 22:2   Confront her with all her filthy crimes …

Psalm 6 ….. end of one’s rope ….

Malachi 3:18   …. once again the difference between upright & evil … leap like calves  …. sun of righteousness shine out with it’s healing rays…

2 Chronicles 15:2 … Yahweh is with you so long as you are with him ….

Jeremiah 4 … it is to me you must return ….

Ecclesiasticus 27:6   The test of a person is in their conversation

Hebrews 6:2   … laying-on of hands …

Ecclesiastes 11:10   cast worry from your heart…. shield your flesh from pain …

Ecclesiasticus 19:4   Being too ready to trust shows shallow mind

2 Thessalonians 3:16   May the Lord of Peace himself give you peace all the time & in every way.  The Lord be with  you all.

Psalm 44:8   our boast was always of God … we praised your name without ceasing …

John 5:24   …. whoever listens to my words & believes in the one who sent me, has eternal life ..

Jeremiah 9:22-24   …. boast only in understanding and knowing the Lord

Proverbs 16:24   Kindly words are a honeycomb … wholesome to the body

2 Peter 1:2   May you have more & more grace & peace as you come to know our Lord more & more.

Jeremiah 23:23,24   Am I God when near …. & not when far away? ….. Do I not fill heaven and earth? …

Hebrews 13:20-21   ….may make you ready to do his will ….

1 Peter 2:11   while visitors & pilgrims keep free from selfish passions that attack the soul

Proverbs 27:11   Learn to be wise my child & gladden my heart that I might have an answer for those who insult me…

Proverbs 24:10   If you loose heart when adversity comes, your strength will only be weakness

Colossians 1:9-14…   ….. to bear anything joyfully ….  …. we have never failed to pray for you, and what we ask God is that through perfect wisdom and spiritual understanding you should reach the fullest knowledge of his will.  So you will be able to lead the kind of life which the Lord expects of you, a life acceptable to him in all its aspects;  showing the results in all the good actions you do and increasing your knowledge of God.  You will have in you the strength, based on his own glorious power, never to give in, but to bear anything joyfully, thanking the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light.

Romans 8:19   …. becomes doves of righteousness …

2 Corinthians 4 …   … we will have none of the reticence of those who are ashamed …

Wisdom 15:4 … no invention …. has led us astray

Baruch 6:69-72   ….their wooden gods like a scarecrow …

Romans 15:4 … everything that was written long ago was to teach us something about hope ….

Colossians 2:16 … don’t let people decide what you are to eat and ….make you ….. observe Sabbath

Jeremiah 23:29   Does not my word burn like fire … is it not like a hammer shattering rock ….

2 Kings 4 …. … some miracles of Elisha …. multiplication of oil …. resurrection ….  birth … healing … bread

Colossians 4:3   Pray that I might proclaim it as clearly as I ought ….

1 Corinthians 6:18-20   Your body, you know, is the temple of the Holy Spirit …

Nehemiah  9:16-17   But your fathers grew proud & obstinate … refused to obey, forgetful of the wonders …

Psalm 52:8-9   I for my part like an olive tree growing in the house of God, put my trust in God’s love forever & ever …. thank you constantly …. & hope in your name.

Jeremiah 15:19   If you come back, I will take you back into my service …. and if you utter noble thoughts …. you shall be as my own mouth … I will make you a bronze wall …

John 16:33   In the world you will have trouble, but be brave, I have conquered the world

Isaiah 4:14   Do not be afraid, Jacob, poor worm, Israel, puny mite

1 Thessalonians 4:13   We want you to be quite certain about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them, like the other people that have no hope.

Psalm 103:4   crowning you with love & tenderness …

Ecclesiasticus 20:31–33   Better a person who conceals folly than one who conceals wisdom ..

2 Samuel 23:3-4   The rock of Israel has said to me who rules with justice is like morning light at sunrise with no clouds ….. making the dew on the grass sparkle ..

Proverbs 23:23   Truth you must purchase & never sell;  this is wisdom, discipline, & discernment

1 Corinthians 12:27   Now you together are Christ’s body

Ecclesiasticus 2:23   Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, not into the hands of people;  for as his majesty is, so is his mercy

Hebrews 12   don’t loose sight of Jesus … keep on ….

Proverbs 4:10-24   Listen child, take my words to heart and the years of your life will be multiplied

Luke 21:34   watch yourselves or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery, drunkenness, and the cares of life

John 4:23-24   God wants worship in spirit & truth.  God is spirit.

Ecclesiastes 3:22   I see there is no happiness for people but to be happy in their work

Psalm 25:10   All Yahweh’s paths are love & truth

1 Samuel 10:19   You rejected God … take your positions …

Baruch 2:11   ….we done bad …. please rescue us …

Proverbs 19:8   ….they who care about discernment will find happiness …

Psalm 115:13  …ours is the God whose will is sovereign ..

Jeremiah 31:14 … and see my people have their fill of my good things …

Ephesians 2:10   We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning He had meant us to live it.

Daniel 3:27   … In all you have done, your justice is apparent

Proverbs 19:22   A person’s attraction is in their kindness

2 Maccabees 6:12   …. calamities …. provide discipline ….

Romans 15:4   …. what written long ago ….. hope …. don’t give up …

Joshua 24:14   So now fear Yahweh & serve him perfectly & sincerely ..

1 Maccabees 2:61   Consider, then, in how generation after generation all who hope in him will not be found to falter

….. v 64 …. My children, play the adult and be courageous for the law, for it will bring you glory.

Ecclesiasticus 7:30   … with all your might love him who made you …

Isaiah 41:10   Do not be afraid for I am with you;  stop being anxious & watchful, for I am your God

Titus 2:14   …. No ambition except to do good …

Esther 8:12b   … all is forgiven under eye of God ..

Ecclesiasticus 39:33-35   All the works of the Lord are good, and he will supply every want in due time.   You must not say, “This is worse than that,” for everything will prove its’ value in its’ time.  So now, sing with all you heart and voice and bless the name of the Lord!

Job 34:30   God takes pity & … freeing the Godless from the meshes of distresses ..

Ecclesiasticus 6:33   If you love listening, you will learn

Luke 12:2-3   …. everything covered will be shouted from housetops ….

Proverbs 22:3   The reward of humility is the fear of Yahweh, … riches, honor, life …

Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust wholeheartedly in Yahweh.  Put no faith in your own perception.

2 Timothy 2   Accept the strength ….  that comes from the grace of Jesus Christ ..

Deuteronomy 1:29   … and I said to you …. do not take fright ….

1 Kings 15:3   … his heart was not wholly with Yahweh, his God …

Hosea 4:14   Thus does a senseless people …. run to ruin

Ezekiel 28  …. knock down … take down …

Colossians 3:2   … let your thoughts be on heavenly things …

Ecclesiasticus 38:9   My child, when you are ill don’t get down.  Pray to the Lord and he will heal you.

Proverbs 16:6   By kindness & loyalty atonement is made for sin.

Psalm 103 … crowns you with love and tenderness ..

Phillippians  …. do all that is to be done without complaint and argument …

Exodus 34:6-7   Yahweh, Yahweh, a God of tenderness & compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness ..

Proverbs 18:14   Sickness the Spirit can endure, but when the Spirit is broken, who can endure?

James 1:19-25   Remember this, my dear brothers and sisters;  be quick to listen but slow to speak and slow to rouse your temper:  God’s righteousness is never served by people’s anger;  so do away with all the impurities and bad habits that are still left in you- accept and submit to the Word which has been planted in you and can save your souls.  But you must do what the Word tells you, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves.  …. … .. the person who looks steadily at the perfect law of freedom and makes this their habit – not listening and then forgetting, but actively putting it into practice- will be happy in all that they do.

Psalm 94:9  Is the inventor of the ear unable to hear, the creator of the eye unable to see?

Psalm 17:2   …. your eyes fixed on what is right …

1 Peter 2:4   … set yourselves close to him….

Judith:13:7   Lord God, to whom all strength belongs, prosper my hands what my hands are now to do

2 Corinthians 1:12   … treat everyone with reverence & sincerity

Psalm 85:8 …10-13   I am listening.  What is Yahweh saying?  ….. if only they would renounce their folly …. Love & Loyalty now meet, Righteousness & Peace now embrace …. Yahweh bestows happiness as our soil gives its harvest …

1 Timothy 4:12   Do not let people disregard you because you are young ….

Jeremiah 6:16   Yahweh says this:  Put yourselves on the ways of long ago, enquire about the ancient paths.  Which was the good way.  Take it then, and you shall find rest.

Joshua 1:6   Be strong & stand firm …

1 Samuel 17:30   What have I done?  Must I not even speak?

Romans 4:18   Though it seemed Abraham’s hope could not be fulfilled, he hoped and believed …

Tobit 4:18   Bless the Lord in everything & beg him to guide you ways and bring your path and purposes to their end.   Chapters 4,5, & 6 ….. beautiful Father to Son summary. …

Proverbs 23:17-18   Be steady everyday in the fear of Yahweh, for there is a morrow

Psalm 53:1   The fool says in his heart, “There is no God!”  They are false, corrupt,  vile

Proverbs 27:23-24   Know your flock’s condition well, take good care of your herd;  since riches do not last forever.

John 6:27   Don’t work for food that doesn’t last.  Work for food that endures to eternal life.

Job 4:7   Was there anyone ever found blameless?

Ecclesiasticus 7:21-28   With all your soul hold the Lord in awe …. With all your might love the one who made you

Titus 3:1,2 …    be ready to do good at every opportunity  ….  be courteous & always polite to all kinds of people

2 Corinthians 3:17-18  …. where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.   And we with our unveiled faces reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Lord, all growing brighter and brighter until we are turned into the image we reflect..

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:6 ….veil lifted by turning to the Lord …  awesome thick read

Deuteronomy 29:28   Things hidden belong to Yahweh, things revealed belong to us and our children.

Hosea 6:3   That he will come is certain as the dawn.

Romans 13:13   Let us live decently as people do in daytime

Lamentations 3:22-24   The favors of Yahweh are not all past, his kindnesses are not exhausted, every morning they are renewed; great is his faithfulness …

1 Peter 2:24   You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of our souls

1 John 3:1   Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us

1 Peter 5:1-4   Lead gladly eagerly cause you want to

Leviticus 25:23   … the land belongs to me …

1 Maccabees 14   eulogy to a strong, good leader

Isaiah 58   …. shine like dawn  …. shadows like noon …

2 Chronicles 15:2   When you seek him he lets you find him;  When you desert him, he deserts you

Judith 9:3   God my God you have made past, present, & what will follow

Numbers 14:27   How long does this perverse community, which complains against me …

Psalm 32:8   I will watch you and teach you & instruct you in the way to go.  I will watch over you and be your advisor

Psalm 33:20-22   Our soul awaits Yahweh, He is our help & our shield.  Our hearts rejoice in him.  We trust in his holy name. Yahweh, let your love rest on us, as our hope has rested in you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18   Be happy at all times, pray constantly, and for all things, give thanks to God, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:9 … having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he would now fail to save us from God’s anger?

Ecclesiastes 7:16-17   Do not be over virtuous nor play too much the sage

Matthew 9:18…  One of the officials bowed down to him, “my daughter just died.  Come lay your hands on …” …. woman touched cloak …

Psalm 34:11-12   Come my children, listen to me, I will teach you the fear (love) of Yahweh.  Which of you wants to live life to the full?  Who loves long life and enjoyment of prosperity?

2 Chronicles 31:21   All … he performed while seeking God with all his heart, and he prospered.

Proverbs 16:7   Let Yahweh be pleased with one’s way of life and he makes his very enemies into friends

Proverbs 14:26   Fear of Yahweh is food grounds for confidence.  In him his children find refuge

1 Chronicles 16:11   Seek Yahweh & his strength .. seek his face untiringly

Hebrews 10:36   You will need endurance to do God’s will & gain what he has promised

Zechariah 9:16-17   … he will pasture his people like a flock (like the flashing jewels of a diadem) on his land.  What joy & beauty shall be theirs!  Corn will make the young men flourish, and sweet wind, the maidens

Ecclesiasticus 44 …. eulogy … of ancestors …. their bodies have been buried in peace …

Psalm 30:5   His anger lasts a moment, his favor a lifetime;  in the evening, a spell of tears, in the morning, shouts of joy.

Ecclesiasticus 4:28   Do not refrain from speech at an opportune time, and do

not hide your wisdom.

Jeremiah 31:18-19   You have disciplined me, I have accepted the discipline

Isaiah 11  a root springs from the rock of Jesse  …. lion with lamb … leader … integrity … faithfulness …. a spirit of wisdom, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh ..

2 Maccabees 12:13   Hebrews were invincible because mighty God fought for

1 Kings 1:29   As Yahweh lives who has delivered me from all adversity

Psalm 19:7   The precepts of Yahweh are upright, joy for the heart

2 Thessalonians 3:3&5   … the Lord is faithful, and he will give you strength ….May the Lord turn hearts to love of God & fortitude of Christ

Psalm 104   …. glories of creation …

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17   ….. comfort and strengthen you in everything

Isaiah 51:7   Do not fear taunts of men nor be dismayed by insults

Ecclesiasticus 21:14   Intelligence can increase bitterness

…. 8:34   Whenever he straightened them, they sought him

2 Corinthians 1:9   Not rely on ourselves, only on God

Zephaniah 2:3   Seek Yahweh, seek integrity, seek humility

Job 18:4   the world, for all your rage, will not ….

Philipians 1:9   My prayer is that love for each other …. more …

2 Corinthians 11:3   simple devotion to Christ to keep ideals ..

Ecclesiasticus 26:7   False accusation worse than death

2 Timothy 2:25   Gentle when correct people

Proverbs 15:13   Glad Heart means happy face

Exodus 16   hoarfrost & quail … gather only what need …

1 Corinthians 1:31   Boast about the Lord only

Psalm 101:5-6-8  … I will reduce to silence those secret attackers …. .. I will make up a home of my religious friends …. I reduce to silence all who are wicked in this country…

2 Peter 1   Kindness to devotion to love

Proverbs 14:34   Virtue makes a nation great

Proverbs 14:23   Hard work always yields it’s profit

1 Corinthians 14:1   You must want love more than any …

Deuteronomy 7:17-24   ….So will Yahweh your God deal with all the peoples whom you fear to face ….

Proverbs 17:22   Glad Heart is excellent medicine

1 Maccabees 2:61-64   …. rely on God through trial …

1 Corinthians 14:39-40   … and so be ambitious to prophesy, do not suppress, let be done in order …

2 Timothy 1:6-8   … never be ashamed witnessing for Lord…  fan into flame … spirit …. spirit of power … love ..

1 Corinthians 15:42-44   What is sown is perishable, what is raised is eternal

Proverbs 1:33   Whoever listens to me will live secure, they will have quiet, fearing no  mischance

2 Samuel 23   The Spirit of Yahweh speaks through me, his word is on my tongue

1 Thessalonians 2:8   Instead we are unassuming like a mother feeding her own children

Proverbs 21:3   To act virtuously & with Justice is more pleasing to Yahweh than sacrifice

Proverbs 21:21   Who pursues virtue & kindness shall find life and honor too

Ecclesiasticus 29:11..   … do not keep them waiting on your generosity ….  do not let it go to waste rusting under a stone …

James 1:27   Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows when they need it, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.

Romans 12   whole chapter is the basic assignment

Romans 2:14   non believers know the law

Job 12:18-22  … words rushing …

Proverbs 16:12   … virtue is throne’s foundation ..

Romans 5   suffering brings patience brings perseverance brings hope

1 Peter 3:8-12   towards sisters and brothers … virtue

Ecclesiasticus 29  … loans. …

Psalm 37   Make Yahweh your only joy

Psalm 115:11   If you love Yahweh, rely on Yahweh.

Romans 8:28   co operate

Psalm 16:7   night inmost self counsel   Psalm 14,15,16

Psalm 32:10   Grace enfolds the person who trusts in Yahweh

Tobit 12:8   Prayer, Fasting, Alms bring riches  & in 12 in general Raphael proclaim happiness

1 Peter 4:13  There is nothing extraordinary in what has happened to you.

1 Peter 4:19   even those God allows to suffer must trust constancy of God and keep doing good

1 Timothy 17-19   … riches of Life that are real…

Wisdom 14   … idols not so good …

Hebrews 11  … by faith …. by faith … by faith …

Ecclesiastes 8:7-10   Go eat with joy and do the work you can ..

Ephesians 6:1-4   Children be obedient … and respectful and …Parents never drive your children to resent …

Ephesians 6:5-9   in work…. be obedient …. deep respect and sincere loyalty as if to Christ …. work hard and willingly, but do it for the sake of the Lord …. and employers …. do without threats …. our Master in heaven not impressed by one person more than another  …

Philipians 4:11-13   I can handle anything with the help of the one who gives me strength

Romans 3:29   …. God the God …. of the Pagans too …

Proverbs 20:27   Person is lamp of God

Mark 4:20   … accept …

Ephesians 3:14-21  …. filled with the utter fullness of God ….

2 Maccabees 6:12-17   discipline … brings .. benevolence …

2 Maccabees 6:26   .. never avoid the grasp of the Almighty …

1 Thessalonians 4:7   … called to be Holy …

Mark 9:40   … anyone not against is for …

Job 38:22  Have you ever visited the place where the snow is kept? …

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   … don’t grieve about death …

Isaiah 55   … bread .. life .. word ………. walk as lead in joy …

Ephesians 4:14-16   Then we shall not be children any longer, or tossed one way and another and carried along by every wind of doctrine, at the mercy of all the tricks men play and their cleverness in practicing deceit.  If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow in all ways into Christ, who is the head by whom the whole body is fitted and joined together, every joint adding its own strength, for each separate part to work according to its function.  So the body grows until it has built itself up, in love.

2 Chronicles 2:7-10   … temple built with gold … carving …

Luke 15   …. prodigal ..

Ephesians 1:21   …Christ head of Church…

Esther 8   King Ahausuerus letter saving Jewish people ….. many people honored become arrogant …

Isaiah 21:1   A King rules by integrity & princes by law ..

Colossians 3:12-15   You are God’s chosen race, his saints;  he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with one another;  forgive each other as soon as a quarrel begins.  The lord has forgiven you;  now you must do the same.  Over all these clothes, to keep them together and complete them, put on love.  And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together as parts of one body.  Always be thankful.

Isaiah 35   …. joy on journey to Zion …

Amos 5:4-6   … seek me and live ..

Acts 10:26   Peter: I am man … don’t worship me …

John 7:24   …. judge on what’s right not on appearances …

Proverbs 8:21   … enriching those who love me ..

2 Maccabees 11:4   he took no account at all of power of God ..

Ephesians 3:14-21   .. way cool prayer ..  ..  This, then is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from whom every family, whether spiritual or natural, takes its name:  Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth;  until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.  Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine;  glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever, Amen.

Ecclesiasticus 7:1-3   …. don’t sow evil or it will grow …

Matthew 10:32-33   if we declare for Jesus then he will declare for us

Jeremiah 36:16   …. stop your crying & weeping ..

Proverbs 25:15   … soft tongue breaks bones …

Wisdom 1:7   … Spirit of Lord fills whole world & knows …

Daniel 3:32-90   … give glory & eternal praise to him …

Proverbs 7   … avoid fornication …

James 2:1   … no classes ..

Ecclesiasticus 29   … loans

Ecclesiasticus 31:25-42   … wine …

Ecclesiasticus 32   … don’t let position swell head …

Proverbs 10:22   … blessing of yahweh is what brings riches …

1 John 4:12   …. if we love one another then God’s love is complete in us …

Ecclesiastes 7:16-18   … not too virtuous …. not too hard …

Ecclesiastes 9:1   … virtuous still in hand of God…

Hosea 2:22-24   … I will love unloved …

Romans 5:21   … Grace will reign …

James 4:7   … give into God …

James 4:15   … if it is the Lord’s will …

Romans 8:18   … suffering minute compared to reward …

Luke 17:1-3   … … do not lead astray little ones ..

Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:1   … in hand of God ..

Deuteronomy 18:9-   … not soothsayers … yes prophets …

Ecclesiasticus 42:15 … Glory of God & Creation …

Ephesians 3   … wow wonder Spirit Body Christ …

Psalms 119:129-130   Your decrees are so wonderful

my soul cannot but respect them,

As your word unfolds, it gives light,

and the simple understand.

Luke 12:34   Where treasure is , there heart will be..

2 Maccabees 12:16   to the Jewish people

1 Corinthians 12   … one Spirit … one Lord … all kinds of people ..

Wisdom 15:3   to acknowledge you is perfect virtue

Ezekiel 18:21-23   … immediate forgive wicked …

1 Peter 3:6   … not give way to fear or worry …

Proverbs 31:8-9   … speak on behalf of the unwanted …

Colossians 3:7-11   …. give up anger, temper, lies …

1 Peter 1:16   … be holy for I am holy …

Ecclesiasticus 32:19   Never act without reflection ..

Ecclesiasticus 44   … let us pray for illustrious people …

Luke 10:17-20   ….. subdue …

1 Peter 5:5-11   wrap in humility … God favors the humble …

Jeremiah 39:15-18   …. rescued if trust in God …

2 Timothy 3:14-17   Scripture equip for good wrk …

Isaiah 25 … thanksgiving …

Ecclesiasticus 30:21-27

Do not abandon yourself to sorrow,

Do not torment yourself with brooding.

Gladness of Heart is life to a person,

Joy is what gives them length of days.

Beguile your cares, console your heart,

Chase Sorrow far away;

for sorrow has been the ruin of many,

and is no use to anybody.

Jealousy and anger shorten your days,

and worry brings premature old age.

A genial heart makes a good soldier,

one who benefits from their food.

Romans 8:31-39   … nothing between us and the love of God …

Isaiah 44:21   …. remember you are my servant ..

Galatians 3:24   … law guardian till Christ justified faith…

Psalm 1   …. Happy the person …

2 Corinthians 7:6   God comforts the miserable..

Ecclesiasticus 27:30- 28:9  …. resentments & anger are foul …

Obadiah 1:12    … do not gloat

Psalm 20   … may Yahweh grant all your petitions …

Ecclesiasticus 2  … If you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal….  better to fall into the hands of the Lord than into the hands of people …

Isaiah 50:10   Let anyone who has no light shining in him, lean on the Lord.

Deuteronomy 24:1   Man, Woman, Marriage

Colossians 3:16-17   Let message of Christ, in all it’s richness find a home in you. … sing inspired songs to God ….  do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Psalm 34:19-20   Hardships in plenty beset virtuous

Isaiah 56:7   I will make them joyful in my house of prayer

Hosea 6:6   So what I want is love and knowledge of God

Matthew 11:28-30   … come to me all overburdened …

Psalm 31:24   Be strong, let your heart be bold, all who hope in Yahweh

2 Peter 2   … corrupt bodily desires & no respect for authority …

Romans 14   don’t judge

Micah 7   Not one honest person left

Wisdom 1:3   To acknowledge you is perfect virtue

Romans 1:19-25   Be quick to listen & slow to speak & slow to rouse anger …

1 John 3:7   To live a holy life is to be holy as he is holy

Hebrews 6:10   God would not be so unjust as to forget what you have done

Ecclesiasticus 43:26-32   Thanks to him, all ends well, and all things hold together by means of his word.  We could say much more and still fall short: to put it concisely, “He is all.”  Where shall we find sufficient power to glorify him, since he is the Great One, above all his works, the awe-inspiring Lord, stupendously great, and wonderful in his power?  Exalt the Lord in your praises as high as you may – still he surpasses you.  Exert all your strength when you exalt him, do not grow tired – you will never come to the end.

2 Corinthians 5:20   appeal we make in Christ: be reconciled to God

2 Corinthians 5:18-19   It is all God’s work … entrusted to us the news that they are reconciled ..

Ecclesiasticus 21:2   Flee from sin as from a snake

Romans 5:4-5   sufferings bring perseverance bring hope

Wisdom 7:14   Wisdom is an inexhaustible treasure to people, and those who acquire it, win God’s friendship

Mark 12:20-25   power of faith

Romans 5:2   … by faith and through Jesus …

Ecclesiastes 3:12&22    Happiness in work is it

1 Timothy 4:8   physical exercises are useful enough, but spiritual …

Deuteronomy 22:5   Men in men’s clothes and women in women’s …

Romans 8:6   Life and peace brings concern for spiritual

Hebrews 12:18 …    …. listen to him … ( also in Luke)

1 Corinthians 3:17   If anyone should destroy temple, God will destroy them.  You are that temple

Psalm 26   My trust in Yahweh never wains,,,, innocence..

Ecclesiasticus 32:28   Person with confidence in the Lord will come to no harm

Hosea 14:9   I am like a cypress ever green, all your fruitfulness comes from me

Hebrews 12:1  With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then , should throw off everything that hinders us; especially sin that clings so easily, and keep running steadily in the race we have started

Proverbs 10:10   A bold rebuke & a person makes peace

Proverbs 10:28   … hope/expectations …

Ecclesiasticus 6:18   from and early age choose instruction …. cultivate wisdom ….

Ecclesiasticus 31:23   Sleeplessness, biliousness and gripe are what the glutton has to endure.

1 Thessalonians 5:11   encourage & strengthen each other

Matthew 23   ….. Scribes and Pharisees are hypocrites …

Mark 4:8-9   We are to be rich soil ..

2 Timothy 2:22-26   Instead of giving in to your impulses like a young man, fasten your attention on holiness, faith, love, and peace, in union with all those who call  on the Lord with pure minds.  Avoid these futile and silly speculations, understanding that nee only give rise to quarrels;  and a servant of the Lord is not to engage in quarrels, but has to be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and patient.  He has to be gentle when he corrects people who dispute what he says, never forgetting that God may give them a change of mind so that they recognize the truth and come to their senses, once out of the trap where the devil caught them and kept them enslaved.

Ezra 8:21-23   There beside the river I proclaimed a fast: we were to humble ourselves before God

1 John 3:22   We need not be afraid in God’s presence …

Matthew 7:12   Always treat everyone as you would like to be treated

Jeremiah 46:27-28   … do not be afraid …

1 Thesalonians 4:3   Know how to use the body that belongs to him

Psalm 40:8 & Hebrews 10   Here I am Lord, I come to do your will

John 14:20   If anyone loves me, they will keep my word, and my father will love them, & we will come to them, & make our home with them

1 Peter 4:7   To pray better, keep a calm and sober mind

1 John 3:18-24   …. do not be afraid…. ask & receive,,, live in God and God in you…

1 Corinthians 3:18-23   … be foolish … you belong to Christ …

Romans 8:32   We may be certain that after such a gift, he will provide us with what he can

2 Samuel 23:3-4   He who rules with Justice is like many sparkles

We have so much that we agree on.

Although we have serious flash-points of disagreement, there are areas of agreement uncapitalized on with parties at large odds with each other.

For those who vigorously debate and fight over the name and ways of our creator, we all agree that there is a creator.  Pope John Paul II wrote an amazing book on this topic entitled, Crossing the Threshold of Hope.  Please read.  We are united in recognizing that creation is created.  This is so far different than the claim that all this happened by chance.  The people who think that these amazing gorgeous at each scale and locale constructs of sunsets, snow crystals, babies, kittens, flowers, celestial arrays, ripples, hands, waterfalls, people, animals, and pets happened to have randomly occurred have never seen a child’s or teen’s room.  Things tend towards disorder and chaos left to there own.  It is through our co operating with our creator, Romans 8:28, that we assist with the ongoing creation of creation which is always being made new each and every day.

For us who are at polar odds with each other over ending the life of one in embryo, we agree that rape and sexual abuse is wrong.  We also agree that those who do bring their children through birth should be encouraged and supported.  We need to work proactively together teaming up to encourage greater respect for women, more stable families, and more healthy families.  We need to convince the media    which is ever increasingly in a free fall of selling baseless, random, depersonalized, meaningless, & dangerous, sex to STOP.  The media needs to realize their responsibility for making rape, aids, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and abortion worse.  Sex is great and good stuff & is God’s sales pitch for having children.

Keeping things simple also leads to more clarity and away from confusion and the MacBeth situation.  Hi hopes and low expectations is a key to happiness.  Keeping our expectations in check for this wonder will help us to keep perspective and participate fully in the ongoing creation of the broad range of beauty & joy available everywhere all the time.

Psalm 28:7   Yahweh is my strength, my shield, my heart puts its trust in him;  I have been helped, my flesh has bloomed again, I thank him with all my heart.

Hebrews 2:18 …. because he has himself been through temptation he is able to help others who are tempted.

1 Peter 5:5 ….. wrap yourselves in humility to be servants to each other ….

Proverbs 15:15   For the sorrowing every day is evil, for the joyous heart it is festival always.

Proverbs 16:21   Those whose heart is wise is proclaimed discerning;  sweetness of speech makes words the more persuasive.

2 Timothy 1:3 ….. Night and Day I thank God ….

Luke 1:37   ….. nothing is impossible to God ….

1 Peter 1:15   …..be holy in all you do, …..

2 Corinthians 1:3   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, a gentle Father and the God of all consolation, who comforts us in all our sorrows, so that we can offer others, in their sorrows, the consolation that we have received from God ourselves.

2 Chronicles 12:14   He did evil, because he had not set his heart on Yahweh.

Hosea 4:8   …. they are all greedy for their iniquity

Psalm 91 …  not to worry …

Philipians 1:27-28   Avoid anything in your  everyday lives that would be unworthy of the gospel of Christ …. know that you are unanimous in meeting the attack with firm resistance … united in love in faith for the gospel …. unshaken by enemies ..

Psalm 41   Happy the person who cares for the poor and the weak

Galatians 5:13-16   My brothers, you were called, as you know, to liberty; but be careful, or this liberty will provide an opening for self-indulgence.  Serve one another, rather, in works of love, since the whole of the Law is summarised in a single command: Love you neighbor as yourself.  If you go snapping at each other and tearing each other to pieces, you had better watch or you will destroy the whole community.  ….. if you are guided by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence ….

Isaiah 10:15   Does the axe claim more credit than the person who wields it, or the saw more strength than the person who handles it?

Hebrews 12:4   In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.

Wisdom 13:9   ….. if they are capable of acquiring enough knowledge to be able to investigate the world, how have they been so slow to find its Master?

Ezekiel 22:12   … you forget all about me ….

Nahum 1:3   Yahweh is slow to anger but immense in power.

Luke 12:22 …“That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and how you are to clothe it…..

1 Corinthians 10:31-33   …  Whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God …. Never do anything offensive ….  be anxious for the advantage of everyone else so they may be saved …

People are beautiful.  I love people watching and marveling at the symphony of God’s creation.  All of creation is so gorgeous at each location and scale.  God is right in being particularly proud of people.  We see the hand with its’ many positions and abilities to feel, hold, touch, heal, and communicate.  And we do all this without an internal combustion motor or batteries, plenty of memory, and under constant recreation.  When we sleep we go to God’s workshop for updating.

Proverbs 22:17-19  Give ear to my words and apply your heart to knowing them;  for it will be a delight to keep them deep within you to have them all ready on your lips.  So that your trust may be in Yahweh….

Hebrews 3:  … Christ master of house …. And we are his house, as long as we cling to our hope with the confidence that we glory in.

Isaiah 30:18  … Yahweh is waiting to be gracious to you ….

Romans 15:7   It can only be to God’s glory, then, for you to treat each other in the same friendly way as Christ treated you.

Proverbs 23:15-16   My child, if your heart is wise, then my own heart is glad, and my inmost self rejoices when from your lips come honest words.

Ecclesiasticus 14:5   If a person is mean to themselves, to whom will they be good?

2 Corinthians 3:2-3   …. you are a letter from Christ, drawn up by us, and written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets but on the tablets of your living hearts.

2 Corinthians 3: 8  …. then how much greater will be the brightness that surrounds the administering of the Spirit!

Ecclesiasticus 14:11  My child, treat yourself as well as you can afford, and bring worthy offerings to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 9:8   And there is no limit to the blessings which God can send you- The Lord will make sure that you will always have all you need for yourselves in every possible circumstance, and still have something to spare for all sorts of good works.

1 Peter 5:3  …. be an example ….

1 Peter 5:7   unload all your worries on to him, since he is looking after you.

1 Peter 5:10 …. the God of all Grace….. will confirm, strengthen, and support you.

Psalm 55:22   Unload your burden on to Yahweh

and he will support you;

He will never permit

the virtuous to falter.

1 Peter 4:1 Thing of what Christ suffered in this life, and then arm yourselves with the same resolution that he had:  anyone who in this life has had bodily suffering has broken with sin, because for the rest of their lives on earth they are not ruled by human passions but only by the will of God.

Revelation 3:18   I warn you, buy from me gold that has been tested in the fire … to make you really rich, and white robes to clothe you …

Philipians 4:19   …God will fulfill all your needs, in Christ Jesus, as lavishily as only God  can.

Isaiah 59:1   … the hand of Yahweh is not too short to save, nor Yahweh’s ear too dull to hear.

Hebrews 3:13   Every day, as long as this ”today“ lasts, keep encouraging one another so that none of you is hardened by the lure of sin ….

Psalm 21:7   Yes, the king puts his trust in Yahweh, by grace of the Most High, he remains unshaken.

2 Corinthians 1:8-9   ….were more of a burden then we could carry, so that we despaired ….. taught us to not rely on ourselves but only on God.

Isaiah 40:28-29   He does not grow tired or weary, his understanding is beyond fathoming.  He gives strength to the wearied, he strengthens the powerless.

Tobit 13:6   If you return to him …. he will return to you..  Consider how well he has treated you; Loudly give him thanks.

Jeremiah 22:13   Doom for the person who founds their palace on anything but integrity, their upstairs rooms on anything but honesty.

Titus 2:7  …. in everything you do make yourself an example of working for good …

Maccabees 1:16  ….submitting to the heathen rule as willing slaves of impiety.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 … happy to stay weak so power of Christ may stay over me …. quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies that I go through for Christ’s sake.  For it is when I am weak that I am strong.

2 Corinthians 13:5 ..  faith test …. acknowledge that Jesus Christ is in you …

Colossians 1:27   … The mystery is Christ among you….

Job 37:19           Tell me what to say to him:

……………………………………………….

Zechariah 8:9   Yahweh Sabaoth says this.  Let you hands be strong, you who hear and now listen to these words from the mouths of the prophets….

John 6:63    The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

James 1:9   It is right for the poor brother to be proud of his high rank ….

Proverbs 6:16   ….six things that Yahweh hates and seven that he abhors …

1 Corinthians 6:12 …. I am not going to let anything dominate me …..

Numbers 27:15-17 …. May Yahweh, God of the Spirits that give life to all living creatures, appoint a leader for this community, to be at their head in all they do, a person who will lead them out and bring them in, ……

Psalm 50:14 …let thanksgiving be your sacrifice to God…

Luke 9:1-3 …. he gave them power over …. and to cure diseases … and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.

Psalm 106:47   … find our happiness in praising you.

Hebrews 10: …. stir a response in love and good works…..

2 Corinthians 13:5   Examine yourselves to make sure you are in the faith;  test yourselves.  Do you acknowledge that Jesus Christ is really in you?

Judith 9:11(16)   Your strength does not lie in numbers,

nor your might in violent men;

since you are the God of the humble,

the help of the oppressed,

the support of the weak,

the refuge of the forsaken,

the saviour of the desparing.

Psalm 38:21-22   Yahweh, do not desert me,

do not stand aside, my God!

Come quickly to my help,

Lord, my saviour!

Isaiah 17:12-13   Vast hordes thundering,

with thunder like thundering seas,

the roaring of nations roaring

like the roar of mighty waters.

(Nations roaring like the roar of many waters.)

He rebukes them

and far away they flee, driven off

like chaff on the mountains before the wind,

like an eddy of dust before the storm.

2 Peter 1:3-8   By his divine power, he has given us all the things that we need for life and for true devotion, bringing us to know God himself, who has called us by his own glory and goodness.  In making these gifts, he has given us the guarantee of something very great and wonderful to come:  through them you will be able to share the divine nature and to escape corruption in a world that is sunk in vice.  But to attain this, you will have to do your utmost yourselves, adding goodness to the faith that you have, understanding to your goodness, self control to your understanding, patience to your self-control, true devotions to your patience, kindness towards your fellow people to your devotion, and, to this kindness, love.  If you have a generous supply of these, they will not leave you ineffectual or unproductive; they will bring you to a real knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Chronicles 6:3   Then the king turned and blessed the whole assembly of Israel, while the whole assembly stood.  He said, ” Blessed be Yahweh…..

2 Chronicles 6:18  Why the heavens and their own heavens cannot contain you!

Ecclesiasticus 10:1-5   The wise magistrate will be strict with his people,

and the government of a prudent man will be well-regulated.

As the magistrate is, so will his officials be,

as the governor is, so will be the inhabitants of his city.

An uneducated king will be the ruin of his people,

a city owes its prosperity to the intelligence of its leading men.

The government of the earth is in the hands of the Lord,

he sets the right man over it at the right time.

A man”s success is in the hands of the Lord,

it is he who invests the lawgiver with honor.

Acts 17:25-28   …who gives everything – including life and breath – to everyone….. From one single stock he not only created the whole human race so that they could occupy the entire earth, but he decreed how long each nation should flourish and what the boundaries of its territory should be.  And he did this so that all nations might seek the deity and, by feeling their way towards him, succeed in finding him.  Yet in fact he is not far from any of us, since it is in him that we live, and move, and exist, as indeed some of your own writers have said:

“We are his children.”

Psalm 36:5-9   Your love, Yahweh, reaches to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the clouds;

your righteousness is like the mountains of God,

your judgements like the mighty deep.

Yahweh, protector of man and beast,

how precious, God, your love!

Hence the children of people

take shelter in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the bounty of your house,

you give them drink from your river of pleasure;

yes, with you is the fountain of life,

by your light we see the light.

Ecclesiasticus 17:26-28   Come back to the Most High and turn away from iniquity,

and hold in abhorrence all that is foul.

Who will praise the Most High in Sheol,

if the living do not do so by giving glory to him?

2 John 6   …. to live a life of love …

Luke 7:15   …then he said, “Young man, I tell you to get up.  And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Everyone was filled with awe and praised God ….

Psalm 71:23   My lips shall sing for joy as I play to you,

and this soul of mine which you have redeemed.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7   You shall love Yahweh you God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength.  Let these words I urge on you today be written on your heart.  You shall repeat them to your children and say them over to them whether at rest in your house or walking abroad, at you lying down or at your rising;  you shall fasten them …

Ecclesiastes 3:11  …. we cannot comprehend the work of God from beginning to end ..

Ecclesiasticus 18:12-13   Our compassion extends to our neighbors,

but the compassion of the Lord extends to everything that lives;

rebuking, correcting and teaching,

bringing them back as a shepherd …..

Hebrews 4:12-13   The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double edged sword, but more finely:  it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow;  it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts.  No created thing can hide from him;  everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.

Psalm 68:28-29,32-33    Take command, God, as befits your power,

that power, God, you have wielded on our behalf

from you Temple high above Jerusalem!

Kings will come to you, bringing presents. ……

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,

play for the Rider of the Heavens, the ancient heavens!    Pause

Listen to him shouting, to his understanding,

and acknowledge the power of God!

Ecclesiasticus 17:7  He put his own light in their hearts

to show them the magnificence of his works.

Philipians 2:13-16   It is God, who for his own loving purpose, who puts both the will and the action into you.  Do all that has to be done without complaining or arguing and then you will be innocent and genuine, perfect children of God among a deceitful and underhand brood, and you will shine in the world like bright stars because you are offering it the word of life.

Joshua 6:5   …. the whole people must utter a mighty war cry and the town wall will collapse then and there …

1 Corinthians 3:7   Neither the planter nor the waterer matters: only God, who makes things grow.

Psalm 67:2-3   ….For then the earth will acknowledge your ways

and all the nations will know of your power to save.

Let the nations praise you, O God,

let all the nations praise you.

Let all the nations shout and sing for joy …

1 Timothy 1:4     ….. furthering the designs of God …..

2 Chronicles 30:19    May Yahweh in his goodness cover up the fault of anyone who sets his heart to seeking God ….

Isaiah 7:14   The Lord …. will give you a sign.  It is this: the maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel …..

1 Samuel 25:29 ….  (you) will be kept close in the satchel of life with Yahweh you God, while as for the lives of your enemies he will fling them away, as from a sling.

1 Thessalonians 2:13    …. you accepted it for what it really is, God’s message and not some human thinking; and it is still a living power among you who believe it.

Job 20:5    … the triumph of the wicked has always been brief, and the sinner’s gladness has never lasted long ….

Psalm 33:10-12   Yahweh thwarts the plans of the nations,

frustrates the intentions of peoples;

but Yahweh’s plans hold good for ever,

the intentions of his heart from age to age.

Happy the nation whose God is Yahweh,

the people he has chosen for his heritage.

1 Timothy 2:1-2   My advice is that, first of all, there should be prayers offered for everyone – petitions, intercessions and thanksgiving – and especially for knings and others in authority, ……

1 Corinthians 1:25   For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Ecclesiasticus 39:12-15

Listen to me, devout children, and blossom

like the rose that grows on the bank of a watercourse.

Give off a sweet smell like incense,

flower like the lily, spread your fragrance abroad,

sing a song of praise

blessing the Lord for all his works.

Declare the greatness of his name,

proclaim his praise

with song and with lyre …..

Job 22:27-28   You will pray, and he will hear;

you will have good reason to fulfill you vows.

Whatever you undertake will go well,

and light will shine on your path;

Ecclesiasticus 18:16-17   …. a word is worth more than a gift.

Why surely, a word is better than a good present,

but a generous man is ready with both.

1 Corinthians 8:1   …. it is love that makes the building grow.  A person may imagine they understand something, but still not understand anything in the way that they ought to.  But anyone who loves God is known by God.

Acts 17:27  And he did this so that all nations might seek the deity and, by feeling their way towards him, succeed in finding him.

Tobit 13:3   Declare his praise before the nations.

Psalm 33:10-12   Yahweh thwarts the plans of nations,

frustrates the intentions of peoples;

but Yahweh’s plans hold good for ever,

the intentions of his heart from age to age.

Happy the nation whose God is Yahweh,

the people he has chosen for his heritage.

Isaiah 61:8-11   For I, Yahweh, love justice,

I hate robbery and all that is wrong…..

I exult for joy in Yahweh,

my soul rejoices in my God ……

For as the earth makes fresh things grow,

as a garden makes seeds spring up,

so will the Lord yahweh make both integrity and praise

spring up in the sight of nations.

Mark 3:2   And they were watching Jesus to see if he would cure the man with the withered hand on the sabbath day, hoping for something to use against him.

Matthew 8:12 …the subjects of the kingdom will be turned out into the dark, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

Acts 5:29   … Obedience to God comes before obedience to to men…

Psalm 37:16   The little the virtuous possesses

outweighs all the wealth of the wicked.

Matthew 19:18-19   …. Jesus replied, “You must not kill, you must not commit adultery, you must not steal, you must not bring false witness, Honor your father and mother, and you must love your neighbor as yourself.”

Psalm 37:5-6   Commit your fate to Yahweh,

trust in him and he will act;

making your virtue clear as the light,

your integrity as bright as noon.

Job:8:11-14   Does papyrus flourish, except in marshes?

Without water, can the rushes grow?

Pluck them even at their freshest;

fastest of all plants they wither.

Such is the fate of all who forget God;

so perishes the hope of the godless man.

His trust is only a thread,

his assurance a spider’s web.

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1 Corinthians 10:1-4    I want to remind you, brothers and sisters, how our parents were all guided by a cloud above them and how they all passed through the sea.  They were all baptized into Moses in this cloud and in this sea;  all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink, since they all drank from the spiritual rock that followed them as they went, and that rock was Christ.

Jeremiah 8:9   The wise shall be shamed,

caught out, confounded.

Look how they have rejected the word of Yahweh!

So what use is their wisdom to them?

Psalm 34 …. all of it …. faces turned towards him grow brighter …..

2 Timothy 3:10-13   You know, though, what I have taught, how I have lived, what I have aimed at;  you know my faith, my patience, and my love;  my constancy and the persecutions and hardships that came to me in places like Antioch, Iconic, Lystra – all the persecutions I have endured and the Lord has rescued me from every one of them.  You are well aware, then, that anybody who tries to live in devotion to Christ is certain to be attacked; while these wicked impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.

Psalm 47:7  God is the king of the whole world

Micah 7:7   For my part, I look to Yahweh,

my hope is in the one who will save me;

my God will hear me.

Numbers 31:50  … we bring as an offering for Yahweh the gold …

Romans 2:6 He will repay each one as their works deserve.
Hebrews 10:9,10   Here I am!  I am coming to do your will……. And this will was for us to be made holy by theoffering of his body made once and for all by Jesus Christ.

Tobit 13:2     ….. no one can escape his hand.

Hosea 4: 1-11 …… it is you, priest, that I denounce. …..

Jude 9   Not even the archangel Michael, when he was engaged in argument with the devil about the corpse of Moses, dared to denounce him in the language of abuse; all he said was, “Let the Lord correct you.”

Jude 24  Glory be to him who can keep you from falling and bring you safe to his glorious presence, innocent and happy.

1 Corinthians 2:4,5   …. none of the arguments that belong to philosophy; only a demonstration of the power of the Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:4   ….. preferring their own pleasures to God.Tobit 12:6,7   …. Bless God, utter his praise before all the living for all the favors he has given you.  Bless and extol his name …. never tire of giving him thanks.  It is right to keep the secret of a king, yet right to reveal and publish the works of God.  Thank him worthily.Ecclesiastes 9:17   The gentle words of the wise are heard above the shouts of a king of fools.Romans 12: 14-21 Bless those who persecute you: never curse them, bless them.  Rejoice with those who rejoice and be sad with those in sorrow.  Treat everyone with equal kindness;  never be condescending but make real friends with the poor.  Do not allow yourself to become self-satisfied.  Never repay evil with evil but let everyone see that your are interested only in the highest ideals.  Do all you can to live at peace with everyone.  Never try to get revenge;  leave that, my friends, to God’s anger.  As scripture says: Vengeance is mine-I will pay them back, the Lord promises.  But there is more: If your enemy is hungry, you should give him food, and if he is thirsty, let him drink.  Thus you heap red-hot coals on his head. Resist evil and conquer it with good.  Also Proverbs 25:21-22Hebrews 6:12  …. faith and perseverance to inherit the promises.Jude 18   …. there will be people who sneer at religion and follow nothing but their own desires …..

Isaiah 40:13   Who could have advised the spirit of Yahweh, what counsellor could have instructed him?  Whom has he consulted to enlighten him  ….

Luke 24:47-48   … “So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.  You are witnesses to this.”

1 John 1:5-7  This is what we have heard from him, and the message that we are announcing to you:  God is light;  there is no darkness in him at all.  If we say that we are in union with God while we are living in darkness, we are lying because we are not living the truth.  But if we live our lives in the light, as he is in the light, we are in union with one another and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Matthew 26:56   Then all the disciples deserted him and ran away.

Ecclesiasticus 2:1-5   …. if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal.  Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed with disaster comes.  Cling to him and do leave him, so that you may be honored at the end of your days.  Whatever happens to you, accept it, and in the uncertainties of our humble state, be patient, since gold is tested in the fire, and chosen people in the furnace of humiliation.

Leviticus 19:28 … no tattoos …

Leviticus 20:13   … man not to lie with man as with a woman …

1 Thessalonians 3:12   May the lord be generous in increasing your love and make you love one another and the whole human race.

1 Thessalonians 4:1   ….. we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus to make m ore and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live: the life that God wants ….

Psalm 107:11-12   Then they called to Yahweh in their trouble and he rescued them from their sufferings: releasing them from gloom and darkness, shattering their chains.

John 12:46   …. I, the light, have come into the world …..

Job 38:7 …. when all the stars of the morning were singing with joy, and the Sons of God in chorus were chanting praise?  Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it lept tumultuous out of the womb, when I wrapped it in a robe of mist …. ?

Isaiah 51:12    I, I am your consoler.  How can you be afraid of ….. people … whose fate is like grass?  You have forgotten Yahweh who made you, who spread out the heavens and laid the earth …….

Psalm 81:1   Shout for joy to honor God …..

Psalm 139:15   You know me through and through, from having watched my bones take shape when I was being formed in secret, knitted together in the limbo of the womb.

Tobit 6:17  The reek will rise, the demon will smell it and flee, and there is no danger that he will ever be found near the girl again.

Colossians 2:9-10  In his body lives the fullness of divinity, and in him you too find your own fulfillment.  In the one who is the head of every Sovereignty and Power.

Romans 11:25-29   …. people of the Jewish faith …. as the chosen people, they are still loved by God, loved for the sake of their ancestors.  God never takes back his gifts or revokes his choice. …

Matthew 19:5-6   Jesus answered them, “Have you not read that the creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said: This is why a man must leave his mother and father, and cling to his wife, and the two become one body?  They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. …. ”

2 Timothy 2:15   Do all you can to present yourself in front of God as a person who has come through their trials, and a person who has no cause to be ashamed of their life’s work and has kept a straight course with the message of truth.

Wisdom 3:1-9 … souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God, …. tested them like gold in a furnace … When the time comes for his visitation they will shine out;  as sparks run through the stubble, so will they. …… They who trust in him will understand the truth, those who are faithful will live with him in love;  for grace and mercy await those he has chosen.

1 Corinthians 2:9   we teach what scripture calls: the things that no eye has seen and no ear has heard, things beyond the mind of people, all that God has prepared for those who love God.

Psalm 68:9-10   God, you rained a downpour of blessings, when your heritage was faint, you gave it strength;  your family found a home, where you in your goodness, God, provided for the needy.

Wisdom 9:17-18   As for your intention, who could have learnt it, had you not granted Wisdom and sent your holy spirit from above?  Thus have the paths of those on the earth been straightened and people been taught what pleases you, and saved, by Wisdom.

Jeremiah 13:10   This evil people who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the dictates of their own hard hearts, who have followed alien gods, and served them and worshipped them, let them become like this loincloth, good for nothing.

Luke 22: 21-22  “Simon, Simon! Satan, you must know, has got his wish to sift you all like wheat;  but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail, and once you have recovereed, you in your turn must strengthen your brothers.”

1 Chronicles 29:18   …. shape the purpose of your people’s heart and direct their hearts to you.

Matthew 28:18-20   All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations;  baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.  And know that I am with you always;  yes, even to the end of time.

Acts 17:23   …. you had an altar inscribed:  To an Unknown God.  Well the God whom I proclaim is in fact the one whom you already worship without knowing it.

1 John 5:11   God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son …..

Ecclesiasticus 3:29   A stubborn heart is weighed down with troubles, the sinner heaps sin on sin …

Ecclesiasticus 39:6   At dawn and with all their heart, they resort to the Lord who made them, they plead in the presence of the most high, they open their mouth in prayer ….

Deuteronomy 17:15   …. it must be a king of Yahweh’s choosing whom you appoint over you …

1 Corinthians 15:53 …. our present perishable nature must put on imperishability and this mortal nature must put on immortality.

1 John 2:10-11   … anyone who loves his brother is living in the light and need not be afraid of stumbling:  unlike the man who hates his brother and is in the darkness, not knowing where he is going ….

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8   What God wants is for you all to be holy.  He wants you to keep away from fornication, and each one of you to know how to use the body that belongs to him in a way that is holy and honorable, not giving way to selfish lust like the pagans who do not know God.  He wants nobody at all ever to sin by taking advantage of a brother in these matters; ….. We have been called by God to be holy, not to be immoral;  in other words, anyone who objects is not objecting to a human authority, but to God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

James 3:17  .. whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure;  it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate;  it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good ….

John 15:4  Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.

John 14:26  … the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, home the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything ….

Wisdom 10:12  …. piety is stronger than all.

Revelation 7:16-17  They will never hunger or thirst again;  neither the sun nor scorching wind will ever plague them, because the Lamb who is at the throne will be their shepherd and will lead them to springs of living water;  and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

1 John:24  …. lives in God and God lives in them ….

1 Corinthians 7:1-11 …. let each man have his own wife and each woman her own husband …. marriage …

Numbers 14:21   …. as the glory of Yahweh fills all the earth …

Psalm 75:1   We give thanks to you, God, we give thanks as we invoke your name, as we recount your marvels.

Mark 3:25   Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.

John 5:10  …. my aim is to do not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

Isaiah 3:10   … Happy is the virtuous person, for they will feed on the fruit of their deeds …..

Wisdom 14:3-5   …. your providence, Father, is what steers it, you having opened a pathway even through the sea, a safe way over the waves, showing that you can save, whatever happens, so that even without skill a person may sail abroad.  It is not your will that the works of your Wisdom lie idle ….

Galatians 3:17   …. once God had expressed his will in due form, no law that came … later could cancel that ….

Revelation 4:11   You are our Lord and our God, you are worthy of glory and honor and power, because you made all the universe and it was only by your will that everything was made and exists.

Ecclesiasticus 17:17   Over each nation he has set a governor,

Proverbs 15:30   A kindly glance gives joy to the heart, good news lends strength to the bones.

Philipians 1:3-5   I thank God whenever I think of you; and every time I pray for all of you, I pray with joy, remembering how you have helped to spread the Good News from the day you first heard it right up to the present.

Psalm 147 1 & 15   Praise Yahweh-it is good to sing in honour of our God-sweet is his praise …. .. He gives an order; his word flashes to earth to spread snow like a blanket ….

Revelation 2:4 …. I have a complaint to make;  you have less love now than you used to.

Proverbs 12:28  Life lies along the path of virtue, the way of the vicious leads to death.

Job 5:2   Resentment kills the senseless, and anger brings death to the fool.

John 8:34  I tell you most solemnly, everyone who commits sin is a slave.

Matthew 14:36   … took all who were sick to him, begging him just to let them touch the fringe of his cloak.  And all those who touched it were completely cured.

Philipians 1:16-17   …. the rest preach Christ with the right intention, out of nothing but love, as they know that this is my invariable way of defending the gospel.

John 1:1-  In the beginning was the Word;  the Word was with God and the Word was God …. All that came to be had life in him and that life was the light of people, a light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.

Exodus 23:20  I myself have sent an angel before you to guard you as you go and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.

John 3:20-21   And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, for fear their actions should be exposed;  but the person who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what they do is done in God.

Jeremiah 7:28   So tell them this, “Here is the nation that will not listen to the voice of Yahweh its God nor take correction.  Sincerity is no more, it has vanished from their mouths.

2 Corinthians 6:3-10  We do nothing that people might object to, so as not to bring discredit on our function as God’s servants.  Instead we prove we are servants of God by great fortitude in times of suffering;  in times of hardship and distress;  when we are flogged, or sent to prison, or mobbed, laboring, sleepless, starving.  We prove we are God’s servants by our purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; by a a spirit of holiness, by a love free from affection;  by the word of truth and by the power of God;  by being armed with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left, prepared for honor or disgrace, for blame or praise;  taken for impostors while we are genuine;  obscure yet famous;  said to be dying and here are we alive; rumored to be executed before we are sentenced;  thought most miserable and yet we are always rejoicing;  taken for paupers though we make others rich, for people having nothing though we have everything.

1 Corinthians 14:23   …. since God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

! Timothy 6:12   You must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle.

Matthew 20:27-28   …. anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be your slave, just as the son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Matthew 16:16   What, then, will a person gain if they win the whole world and ruin their own life?

John 8:43-44   If God were your father, you would love me, since I have come here from God;  yes, I have come from him;  not that I came because I chose, no, I was sent, and by him.  Do you know why you cannot take in what I say?  It is because you are unable to understand my language.  The devil is your father, and you prefer to do what your father wants.

1 John 2:28  Live in Christ, then, my children, so that if he appears, we may have full confidence, and not turn from him in shame ….

Daniel 7:13-14   I gazed into the vision of the night.  And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man.  He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence.  On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and people of all races, nations, and languages became his servants.  His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Isaiah 24:11 & 14-16  …. There is lamentation in the streets: no wine, joy quite gone, …… (while those converted to Yahweh): They lift up their voices, singing for joy;  they acclaim the majesty of Yahweh from the sea.  Therefore in the islands of the sea, to the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.  From remotest earth we hear songs, ‘Honour to the upright one’.

Luke 5:12-13   Now Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy.  Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him, ‘Sir,’ he said ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’  Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to!  Be cured!’  And the leprosy left him at once.

John 10:11-12   I am the good shepherd:  the good shepherd is the one who lays down his life for his sheep.  The hired person, since they are not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, …..

Matthew 12:50   And stretching his hand towards his disciples he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.  Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Peter 1:10-11 It was this Salvation that the prophets were looking and searching so hard for;  their prophecies were about the grace that was to come to you.  The Spirit of Christ which was in them foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would come after them, ..    In the footnotes the editor says that the author makes clear the unity of the Old Testament and the New Testament. 

Genesis 6:13  God said to Noah, “The end has come for all things of flesh;  I have decided this , because the earth is full of violence of man’s making, and I will efface them from the earth.”

1 Peter 3:4  …. in a person’s heart, imperishable:  the ornament of a sweet and gentle disposition- this is what is precious in the sight of God.

Titus 3:4-8   But when the kindness and love of God our Savior for mankind were revealed, it was not because of any upright actions we had done ourselves;  it was for no reason except his own faithful love that he saved us, by means of the cleansing water of rebirth and renewal of the Holy Spirit which he has so generously poured over us through Jesus Christ our Savior;  so that, justified by grace, we should become heirs in hope of eternal life.  This is the doctrine you can rely on.

2 Timothy 1:8-10 Bear your share of the hardship which the gospel entails.  God has saved us and has called us in a holy life, not because of any merit of ours but according to his own design-the grace held out to us in Christ Jesus before the world began but now manifest through the appearance of our Savior.  He has robbed death of its power and has brought life and immortality into clear light through the gospel. (New American Version Catholic Lecdtionary 1970)

Acts 10:43  It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness:  that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.

Luke 2:9-14   The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone round them.  They were terrified, but the angel said, “Do not be afraid.  Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.  Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you;  he is Christ the Lord.  And here is a sign for you:  you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly with the angel there was a great throng of the heavenly host, praising God and singing:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to people who enjoy his favor.”

Ephesians 3:8-13   I, who am less than the least of all the saints, have been entrusted with this special grace, not only of proclaiming to the pagans the infinite treasure of Christ, but also of explaining how the mystery is to be dispensed.  Through all the ages, this has been kept hidden in God, the creator of everything.  Why?  So that the Sovereignties and Powers should learn only now, through the Church, how comprehensive God’s wisdom really is, exactly according to the plan which he had had from all eternity in Christ Jesus, our Lord.  This is why we ar bold enough to approach God in complete confidence, through our faith in him;  so, I beg you, never lose confidence just because of the trials that I go through on your account;  they are your glory.

Acts 15:28-29   It is the decision of The Holy Spirit, and ours too, not to lay on you any burden beyond that which is strictly necessary, namely to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from illicit sexual unions.

Luke 21:33   Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Hosea 14:5   I will heal their disloyalty, I will Love them with all my Heart.

James 2:1   My brothers and sisters, do not try to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with the making of distinctions between classes of people.

Micah 6:8  You have been told, O people, what is good and what the Lord requires of you:  ONly to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.

1 Timothy 1:4-5   …. stop teaching strange doctrines and taking notice of myths and endless genealogies;  these things are only likely to raise irrelevant doubts instead of furthering the designs of God which are revealed in Faith.  The only purpose of this instruction is that there should be Love, coming out of a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere Faith.

Ezekiel:33:7-9   Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel.  When you hear a word from my mouth, warn them in my name.  If I say to a wicked man:  Wicked wretch, you are to die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death.  If, however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce his ways and repent, and he does not repent, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life.

Habakkuk 2:14   For the country shall be filed with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh as the waters swell the sea

Proverbs 22:2  Rich and poor are found together, Yahweh has mede them all.

Psalms 68:9   God, you rained a downpour of blessings, …

Philipians 3:8   …. I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh outweigh the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

Romans 16:25-27   Glory to him who is able to give you the strength to live according to the Good News I preach, and in which I proclaim Jesus Christ, the revelation of a mystery kept secret for endless ages, but now so clear that it must be broadcast to pagans everywhere to bring them to the obedience of faith.  This is only what the scripture has predicted, and it is all part of the way the eternal God wants things to be.  He alone is wisdom;  give glory therefore to him through Jesus Christ for ever and ever.  Amen.

Proverbs 7:1  My child, keep my words, and treasure my principles ….

1 Corinthians 1:1-9   Paul, called by God’s will to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and Soathness our brother, send greetings to the church of God which is in Corinth;  to you who have been consecrated in Christ Jesus and called to be a holy people, as to all those who, wherever they may be, call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours, Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I continually thank God for you because of the favor he has bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, in whom you have been richly endowed with every gift of speech and knowledge.  Likewise, the witness I bore to Christ has been so confirmed among you that you lack no spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He will strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, and it was he who called you to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jeremiah 1:5   Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;  before you came to birth I consecrated you; ….

Proverbs 20:22  Do not say, “I will repay evil” ;    put your hope in Yahweh and he will keep you safe.

Psalms 89:32-33   I will punish their sins with the rod and their crimes with the whip, but never withdraw my love for them or fail in my faithfulness.

Hosea 11:9   I will not give rein to my fierce anger, I will not destroy Ephraim again, for I am God, not man:  I am th Holy One in your midst and have no wish to destroy.

Romans 7:2   A married woman, for instance, has legal obligations to her husband while he is alive, but all these obligations come to an end if the husband dies.

Nehemiah 9:29   ….. they sinned against your ordinances in which a person finds life if they observe them …….

2 Corinthians 5:14   …. the Love of Christ overwhelms us ….

Ephesians 5:13-14  …. anything exposed by the light will be illuminated and anything illuminated turns into light. …. . Christ will shine on you.

Tobit 14:8-11  And now, my children, I lay this duty on you:  serve God sincerely, and do what is pleasing to him.  And lay on your children the obligation to behave uprightly, to give alms, to keep God in mind and to bless his name always, sincerely and with all your might.

Tobit is a tremendous book revealing the richness of marriage and the interweaving of the connection that we have together as people through families and marriage and the connections we have with God.  At the end of the book of Revelation we have The Sacrament of Marriage in a larger picture of we, The Church wed to our husband, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 22:11-17   …. let those who do good go on doing good, and those who are holy continue to be holy.  Very soon now, I shall be with you again, bringing the reward to be given to every person according to what they deserve.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.  Happy are those who will have washed their robes clean, so that they will have the right to feed on the tree of life and come through the gates into the city.  These others must stay outside:  dogs, fortune-tellers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and everyone of false speech and false life.        I, Jesus, have sent my angel to make these revelations to you for the sake of the churches, I am of David’s line, the root of David and the bright star of the morning.    The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.”  Let everyone who listens answer, “Come.”  Then let all whoa are thirsty come, all who want it may have the water of life and have it free.

Ecclesiasticus 41:12-17  Be careful of your reputation, for it will last you longer than a thousand great hoards of gold.  A good life lasts a certain number of days, but a good reputation lasts for ever.  Keep my instructions and be at peace, my children.  Wisdom hidden away and treasure undisplayed, what use are either of these?

Job 38:37  Whose skill details every cloud … ?

Job 37:23   God is …Supreme in power, in equity, excelling in justice …

Psalm 89:15   Happy the people who learn to acclaim you!  Yahweh, they will live in the light of your favor ….

Ephesians 2:19-22   So you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors:  you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household.  You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone.  As every structure is aligned on him, all grow into one holy temple in the Lord;  and you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in Spirit.

1 John 2:3   We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments.

1 John 4:10  …. this is the Love I mean:  not our love for God, but God’s Love for us when he sent his Son to be the Sacrifice that takes our sins away.

John 17:3 And eternal life is this:  to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Psalm 136:1-9

Alleluia!

Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, his love is everlasting!  Give thanks to the God of gods, his love is everlasting! Give thanks to the Lord of lords, his love is everlasting!

He alone performs great marvels, his love is everlasting!  His wisdom made the heavens, his love is everlasting!  He set the earth on the waters, his love is everlasting!

He made the great lights, his love is everlasting!  The sun to govern the day, his love is everlasting!  Moon and stars to govern the night, his love is everlasting!

1 Corinthians 13:1-13  If I have all the eloquence of people or angels, but speak without love, I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal crashing … … .. In short, there are three things that last:  faith, hope, and love;  and the greatest of these is love.

1 John 4:4   Children, you have already overcome these false prophets, because you are from God and you have in you one who is greater than anyone in this world

1 Kings 8:23   Yahweh, God of Israel, not in heaven above nor on earth beneath is there such a God as you, true to your covenant and your kindness towards your servants when they walk wholeheartedly in your way.

1 Kings 8:43     …. all the peoples of the earth may come to know your name and, like your people Israel, revere you …

 Psalm 119: 1-3   Ah, how happy those of blameless life who walk in the Law of Yahweh!  How happy those who respect his decrees, and seek him with their whole heart, and, doing no evil, walk in his ways!
John 6:37   All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I shall not turn them away.
2 Samuel 22:29   Yahweh, you yourself are my lamp, my God lights up my darkness;
1 Maccabees 2:49-50   …. Arrogance and outrage are now in the ascendant;  it is a period of turmoil and bitter hatred.  This is the time, my children, for you to have a burning fervor for the Law and to give your lives for the covenant of our ancestors.

Wisdom 13:5-5   And if they have been impressed by their power and energy, let them deduce from these how much mightier is he that has formed them, since through the grandeur and beauty of the creatures we may, by analogy, contemplate their Author.

Galatians 6:10   While we have the chance, we must do good to all, and especially to our brothers & sisters in the faith.

John 17:11   …. keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they may be one like us. .. ..

Psalms 119:105   Now your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path.

Matthew 10:28   Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;  fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

2 John:2-3   … because of the truth that lives in us and will be with us for ever.  In our life of truth and love, we shall have grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father.

Zechariah 7:9   Apply the law fairly, and practice kindness and compassion towards each other.

Psalm 89:22-23   I will punish their sins with the rod and their crimes with the whip, but never withdraw my love from them or fail in my faithfulness.

Revelation 15:3   . .. ..  King of nations.

Acts 13:47 & Isaiah 49:6   I have made you a light for the nations, so that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth.

Jeremiah 5:31   the prophets prophesy falsely, the priests teach whatever they please.  And my people love it!  But when the end comes, what will you do?

Psalm 119:45   So, having sought your precepts, I shall walk in all freedom, …..

Job 3:3   …. the night that told of a boy conceived.

2 Peter 3:5   They are choosing to forget that there were heavens at the beginning, and that the earth was formed by the word of God out of water and between the waters. … .

Mark 13:10 …. the Good News must first be proclaimed to all the nations.

Romans 13:10   Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbor;  that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.

Psalm 22:17-19 Give ear to my words and apply your heart to knowing them;  for it will be a delight to keep them deep within you to have them all ready on your lips.  So that your trust may be in Yahweh, today I propose to make your way known to you.

2 Peter 3:18   … go on growing in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.  To him be glory, in time and in eternity.

1 John 1:7   … if we live our lives in the light, as he is in the light, we are in union with one another …

Galatians 4:3-11   Now before we came of age we were as good as slaves to the elemental principles of this world, but when the appointed time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to redeem the subjects of the Law and to enable us to be adopted as children.  The proof that you are children is tha tGod has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts;  the Spirit that cries, “Abba, Father,” and it is this that makes you a child, you are not a slave anymore:  and if God has made you child, then he has made you heir.

Hebrews 13:4-6  Marriage is to be honored by all, and marriages are to be kept undefiled, because fornicators and adulterers will come under God’s judgement.  Put greed out of your lives and be content with whatever you have;  God himself has said:  I will not fail you or desert you, and so we can say with confidence:  With the Lord to help me, I fear nothing:  what can man do to me!

2 Peter 2:10   …. especially those who are governed by their corrupt bodily desires and have no respect for authority.  Such self-willed people with no reverence are not afraid of offending against the glorious ones, but the angels in their greater strength and power make no complaint or accusation against them in front of the Lord.

1 John 1:1   Something which has existed since the beginning, that we have heard, and we have seen with our eyes;  that we have watched and touched with our hands:  the Word, who is life-  this is our subject.

Ephesians 4:29   …. let your words be for the improvement of others, and do good to your listeners, ….

Romans 6:23   For the wage paid by sin is death;  the present given by God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 13:1    Continue to love each other like brothers and sisters, and remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this people have entertained angels without knowing it.

1 Timothy 6:14-16   I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, what at the due time will be revealed by God, the blessed and only Ruler of all, who alone is immortal, whose home is in inaccessible light, whom no man has seen and no man is able to see:  to him be honor and everlasting power.  Amen.

Romans 6:5-6   If in union with Christ we have imitated his death, we shall also imitate him in his resurrection.  We must realize that our former selves have been crucified with him to destroy this sinful body and to free us from the slavery of sin.

1 Kings 8:46   …. for there is no person who does not sin ….

Romans 8:38-39   For I am certain of this:  neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ecclesiasticus 10:8   Empire passes from nation to nation because of injustice, arrogance and money.

Ecclesiasticus 10:14   The Lord has thrown down ruler’s thrones and seated the humble in their place.

Malachi 1:2   I have shown my love for you, says Yahweh.

Acts 26:17-18   I shall deliver you from the people and from the pagans, to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light, from the domination of Satan to God, and receive, through faith in me, forgiveness of their sins and a share in the inheritance of the sanctified.

Song of Songs 4:9   …. you ravish my heart with a single one of your glances ….

John 12:50   ….. I know that his commands mean eternal life.

Proverbs 20:15   There is gold, and profusion of pearls, but lips that speak of knowledge, that is the priceless ornament.

Deuteronomy 30:15   See, today I set before you life and prosperity, death and disaster.

Ephesians 1:3   Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ.

Ephesians 3:3   If you read my words, you will have some idea of the depths that I see in the mystery of Christ.

Psalm 106:7   …. failed to appreciate your great love, ….. ..

Colossians 4:6   Talk to them agreeably and with a flavor of wit, and try to fit your answers to the needs of each one.

John 15:5   I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty;  for cut off from me you can do nothing.

Acts 12:24   The Word of God continued to spread and to gain followers.

1 John 5:2-3   We can be sure that we love God’s children if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us;  this is what loving God is – keeping his commandments;  and his commandments are not difficult, ….

Isaiah 45:12   I it was who made the earth and created people who are on it.  I it was who spread out the heavens with my hands and now give orders to their whole array.

Wisdom 14:30   But justice will overtake them on two counts:  as idolaters, for degrading the concept of God, as frauds, for swearing in despite of truth, in defiance of all that is holy.

John 4:25,26   The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah-that is, Christ-is coming, and when he comes he will tell us everything.”  “I who am speaking to you, said Jesus, I am he.”

John 4:14   “Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again;  but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again:  the water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside them, welling up to eternal life.”

Deuteronomy 30:9-10   Yahweh your God will give you great prosperity in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, the fruit of your cattle and in the produce of your soil. For once again Yahweh will take delight in your prosperity as he took delight in the prosperity of your fathers,  if only you obey the voice of Yahweh your God, keeping those commandments and laws of his that are written in the Book of this Law, and if you return to Yahweh your God with all your heart and soul.

Ephesians 3:10   So that the Sovereignties and Powers should learn only now, through the Church, how comprehensive God’s wisdom really is, exactly according to the plan which he had had from all eternity in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Luke 11:35   See to it then that the light inside you is not darkness.

Proverbs 24:6   …. victory rests in having many counsellors.

Proverbs 1:8-10   Listen, my child to your parent’s instruction, do not reject our teaching:  they will be a crown of grace for your head, a circlet for your neck.  My child, if sinners try to seduce you, do not give way .. …

Colossians 2:6-10   You must live your whole life according to the Christ you have received – Jesus the Lord;  you must be rooted in him and built on him and held firm by the faith you have been taught, and full of thanksgiving.  Make sure that no on traps you and deprives you of your freedom by some secondhand, empty, rational philosophy based on the principles of the world instead of on Christ.   In his body lives the fullness of divinity, and in him you too find your own fulfillment, in the one who is head of every sovereignty and power.

Philipians 4:8   …. fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is good and pure, everything that we love and honor, and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise.

Ezekiel 33:11   …I take pleasure, not in the death of a wicked person, but in the turning back of a wicked person who changes their ways to win life.

2 Corinthians 4:6   It is the same God that said, “Let there be light shining out of the darkness” who has shone in our minds to radiate the light of the knowledge of God’s glory, the glory on the face of Christ.

Ecclesiasticus 11:1-2   The poor person’s wisdom keeps their head erect, and gives them a place with the great.  Do not praise a person for their good looks, nor dislike anybody for their appearances.

Psalm 65:11   … abundance flows wherever you pass ….

Galatians 3:26-28   … and you are, all of you, sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

Exodus 32:8   They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them.

Ecclesiasticus 43:2   The sun, as he emerges, proclaims at his rising, “A thing of wonder is the work of The Most High!”

Isaiah 1:16-17   Take your wrong-doing out of my sight, Cease to do evil.  Learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.

The Song of Songs 8:6-7   For love is as strong as Death ….. a flame of Yahweh himself.  Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown.

Galatians 3:27-28  All baptized in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of your are one in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 23:8-12   You, however, must not allow yourselves to be called Rabbi, since you have only one master, and you are all brothers.  You must call no one on earth your father, since you have only one Father, and he is in heaven.  Nor must you allow yourselves to be called teachers, for you have only one Teacher, the Christ.  The greatest among you must be your servant.  Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will exalted.

Romans 14:17   In short, you must not compromise your privilege, because the Kingdom of God does not mean eating or drinking this or that, it means righteousness and peace and joy brought by the Holy Spirit.

Wisdom 16:24   For creation, in obedience to you, it’s Maker, exerts itself to punish the wicked and slackens for the benefit of those who trust in you.

Revelation 14:12-13   This is why there must be constancy in the saints who keep the commandments of God and faith in Jesus.  Then a heard a voice from heaven say to me, “Write down:  Happy are those who die in the Lord!  Happy indeed, the Spirit says, now they rest for ever after their work, since their good deeds go with them.”

2 Corinthians 10:7  Face plain facts.  Anyone who is convinced that he belongs to Christ must go on to reflect that we all belong to Christ no less than they do.

Philippians 1:15    ….but the rest preach Christ with the right intention, out of nothing but Love, as they know that this is my invariable way of defending the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 10:6  These things all happened as warnings for us, not to have the wicked lusts for forbidden things that they had.

John 8:51   I tell you most solemnly, whoever keeps my Word will never see death.

1 John 2:16-17  … because nothing the world has to offer – the sensual body, the lustful eye, pride in possessions – could ever come from the Father but only from the world;  and the world, with all it craves for, is coming to an end, but anyone who does the Will of God remains forever.

Matthew 5:16   In the same way your light must shine in the sight of people, so that, seeing your good works, they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.

Judges 2:7   The people served Yahweh …

 

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