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Psalms 51:1-19

1 For the end, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, when he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the multitude of Your compassions, blot out my transgression. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I am conscious of my iniquity; and my sin is continually before me. 4 Against You alone have I sinned, and done evil before You; that You might be justified in Your words, and might overcome when You are judged. 5 For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother conceive me. 6 For behold, You love truth; You have manifested to me the secret and hidden things of Your wisdom. 7 You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be purified; You shall wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. 8 You shall cause me to hear gladness and joy; my afflicted bones shall rejoice. 9 Turn away Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit in my inward parts. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence; and remove not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation; establish me with Your directing Spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways; and ungodly men shall turn to You. 14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue shall joyfully declare Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, You shall open my lips; and my mouth shall declare Your praise. 16 For if You desired sacrifice, I would have given it; You will not take pleasure in whole burnt offerings. 17 Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. 18 Do good, O Lord, to Zion in Your good pleasure; and let the walls of Jerusalem be built. 19 Then shall You be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, offering, and whole burnt sacrifices; then shall they offer calves upon Your altar.

Isaiah 66:1-2

1 Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool; what kind of a house will you build for Me? And of what kind is to be the place of My rest? 2 For all these things are Mine, says the Lord; and to whom will I have respect, but to the humble and meek, and the man that trembles at My words?

Jeremiah 18:1-23

1 The word that came from the Lord to 2 Jeremiah, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there you shall hear My words. 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he was making a vessel on the stones. 4 And the vessel which he was making with his hands fell apart. So he made it into another vessel, as it seemed good to him. 5 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter? Behold, as the clay is in the potter'shand, so are you in My hands. 7 If I shall pronounce a decree upon a nation, or upon a kingdom, to cut them off, and to destroy them; 8 and that nation turn from all their sins, then will I relent of the disasters which I purposed to do to them. 9 And if I shall pronounce a decree upon a nation and kingdom, to rebuild and to plant it; 10 and they do evil before Me, so as not to heed My voice, then will I relent of the good which I spoke of, to do it to them. 11 And now, say to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Behold, I prepare disasters against you, and devise a plan against you: let everyone turn now from his evil way, and amend your practices. 12 And they said, We will quit ourselves like men, for we will pursue our perverse ways, and we will perform each the lusts of his evil heart. 13 Therefore thus says the Lord: Inquire now among the nations, who has heard such horrible things as what the virgin of Israel has done? 14 Will fertilizing streams fail to flow from a rock, or snow fail from Lebanon? Will water violently impelled by the wind turn aside? 15 For My people have forgotten Me, they have offered incense in vain, and they fail in their ways, leaving the ancient tracks, to enter upon impassable paths; 16 to make their land a desolation, and a perpetual hissing. All that go through it shall be amazed, and shall shake their heads. 17 I will scatter them before their enemies like an east wind. I will show them the day of their destruction. 18 Then they said, Come, and let us devise a plan against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and we will hear all his words. 19 Hear me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my pleading. 20 Forasmuch as evil is rewarded for good; for they have spoken words against my soul, and they have hidden the punishment they meant for me. Remember that I stood before Your face, to speak good concerning them, to turn away Your wrath from them. 21 Therefore deliver up their sons to famine, and gather them to the power of the sword. Let their women be childless and widows, and let their men be cut off by death, and their young men fall by the sword in war. 22 Let there be a cry in their houses: You shall bring upon them robbers suddenly — for they have formed a plan to take me, and have hidden snares for me. 23 And You, O Lord, know all their deadly counsel against me: provide no atonement for their iniquities, and do not blot out their sins from before You. Let their weakness come before You; deal with them in the time of Your wrath.

Matthew 5:3-4

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

James 5:16

16 Confess your transgressions to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of the righteous is very powerful.

Isaiah 66:2

2 For all these things are Mine, says the Lord; and to whom will I have respect, but to the humble and meek, and the man that trembles at My words?

Matthew 5:2-12

2 And opening His mouth, He began to teach them, saying: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you whenever they revile you, and they persecute you, and they say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

8 For we do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Yes, we have had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and is delivering us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

Galatians 2:20

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

James 4:6

6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Psalms 31:12

12 I have been forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I have become as a broken vessel.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in God with all your heart; and be not exalted in your own wisdom. 6 In all your ways acquaint yourself with her, that she may rightly direct your paths.

Isaiah 57:15

15 Thus says the Most High, who dwells on high forever, Holy in the holies is His name, the Most High resting in the holies, and giving patience to the faint-hearted, and giving life to the broken-hearted;

John 12:24

24 Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Psalms 147:3

3 He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.

Psalms 51:17

17 Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Psalms 34:18

18 The Lord is near to them that are of a contrite heart; and will save the lowly in spirit.

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