"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
Now therefore swear unto me
here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor
with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that I have done unto
thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
Let brotherly love continue.
In a little wrath I hid my
face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have
mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
And [if] thou draw out thy
soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light
rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noon day.
[But] the stranger that dwelleth
with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him
as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD
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.
Withhold not good from them
to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do [it]. Say
not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give;
when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing
he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he
have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of
his ways. For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret
[is] with the righteous. The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the
wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth
the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit
glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
The desire of a man [is] his
kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.