"Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy
path." Proverbs 3:5-6
Put on therefore, as the elect
of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also
For in many things we offend
all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and]
able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses'
mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold
also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce
winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever
the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth
great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among
our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course
of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and
of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath
been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly
evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and
therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out
of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things
ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet
[water] and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?
either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
But I say unto you which hear,
Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse
you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth
thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away
thy cloke forbid not [to take thy] coat also. Give to every man that asketh
of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again. And
as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For
if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love
those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what
thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend [to them]
of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to
sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and
ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful
and [to] the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Ye have heard that it hath
been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say
unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them
that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth
rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you,
what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute
your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans
so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is
Rejoice not when thine enemy
falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD
see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
If thine enemy be hungry, give
him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou
shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
The north wind driveth away rain: so [doth] an angry countenance a backbiting
tongue. [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with
a brawling woman and in a wide house.
I Corinthians 15:24-28
Then [cometh] the end, when
he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he
shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign,
till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy [that] shall
be destroyed [is] death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But
when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is
excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall
be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Then shall the dust return
to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
In him was life; and the life
was the light of men.
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Verily, verily, I say unto
you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
The thief cometh not, but for
to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
And, behold, a certain lawyer
stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal
life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And
he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered
right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Then Peter began to say unto
him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and
said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren,
or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this
time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and
lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
For the wages of sin [is] death;
but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
That being justified by his
grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
And as he reasoned of righteousness,
temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy
way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
For this commandment which
I command thee this day, it [is] not hidden from thee, neither [is] it
far off. It [is] not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up
for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Neither [is] it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over
the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But
the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that
thou mayest do it.
And Aaron said, Let not the
anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they [are set]
on mischief. For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before
us: for [as for] this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land
of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And I said unto them, Whosoever
hath any gold, let them break [it] off. So they gave [it] me: then I cast
it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
And when one of them that sat
at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed [is] he
that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain
man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper
time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto
him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I
pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of
oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another
said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant
came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being
angry said to his servant, go out quickly into the streets and lanes of
the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and
the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded,
and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into
the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may
be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden
shall taste of my supper.
He that loveth pleasure [shall
be] a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. The wicked
[shall be] a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
[It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and
an angry woman. [There is] treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling
of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
I Timothy 6:7-12
For we brought nothing into
[this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out. And having
food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich
fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts,
which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is
the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from
the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou,
O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold
on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.