Bible verses about "how we should live our lives" | CAB

Proverbs 16:1-20:30

1 (TEXT OMITTED) 2 (15:33A) All the works of the humble man are manifest with God, but the ungodly shall perish in an evil day. 3 (TEXT OMITTED) 4 (TEXT OMITTED) 5 Everyone that is proud in heart is unclean before God, and he that unjustly strikes hands with hand shall not be held guiltless. 6 (TEXT OMITTED) 7 (16:5A) The beginning of a good way is to do justly, and it is more acceptable with God than to offer sacrifices. 8 (16:5B) He that seeks the Lord shall find knowledge with righteousness, and they that rightly seek Him shall find peace. 9 (16:5C) All of the works of the Lord are done with righteousness, and the ungodly man is kept for the evil day. 10 There is an oracle upon the lips of a king, and his mouth shall not err in judgment. 11 The poise of the balance is righteousness with the Lord, and his works are righteous measures. 12 An evildoer is an abomination to a king, for the throne of rule is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are acceptable to a king, and he loves right words. 14 The anger of a king is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify him. 15 The son of a king is in the light of life, and they that are in favor with him are as a cloud of latter rain. 16 The brood of wisdom is more to be chosen than gold, and the brood of prudence more to be chosen than silver. 17 The paths of life turn aside from evil, and the ways of righteousness are length of life. He that receives instruction shall be in prosperity, and he that regards reproofs shall be made wise. He that keeps his ways preserves his own soul, and he that loves his life will spare his mouth. 18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better is a meek-spirited man with lowliness, than one who divides spoils with the proud. 20 He who is skillful in business finds good, but he that trusts in God is most blessed. 21 Men call the wise and understanding evil, but they that are pleasing in speech shall hear more. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to its possessors, but the instruction of fools is evil. 23 The heart of the wise will discern the things which proceed from his own mouth, and on his lips he will wear knowledge. 24 Good words are like honeycombs, and the sweetness thereof is a healing of the soul. 25 There are ways that seem to be right to a man, but the end of them looks to the depth of hell. 26 A man who labors, labors for himself, and drives from him his own ruin. 27 But the perverse bears destruction upon his own mouth: a foolish man digs up evil for himself, and treasures fire on his own lips. 28 A perverse man spreads mischief, and will kindle a torch of deceit with mischief, and he separates friends. 29 A transgressor tries to ensnare friends, and leads them in ways that are not good. 30 And the man that fixes his eyes devises perverse things, and marks out with his lips all evil: he is a furnace of wickedness. 31 Old age is a crown of honor, but it is found in the ways of righteousness. 32 A man slow to anger is better than a strong man, and he that governs his temper better than he that takes a city. 33 All evils come upon the ungodly into their bosoms, but all good things come from the Lord.

Proverbs 17:1-20:30

1 Better is a morsel with pleasure in peace, than a house full of many good things and unjust sacrifices, with strife. 2 A wise servant shall have rule over foolish masters, and shall divide portions among brethren. 3 As silver and gold are tried in a furnace, so are choice hearts with the Lord. 4 A bad man listens to the tongue of transgressors, but a righteous man attends not to false lips. 5 He that laughs at the poor provokes Him that made him, and he that rejoices at the destruction of another shall not be held guiltless; but he that has compassion shall find mercy. 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and their fathers are the glory of children. (17:6A) The faithful has the whole world full of wealth; but the faithless not even a farthing. 7 Faithful lips will not suit a fool; nor lying lips a just man. 8 Instruction is to them that use it a gracious reward; and wherever it may turn, it shall prosper. 9 He that conceals injuries seeks love, but he that hates to hide them separates friends and kindred. 10 A threat breaks down the heart of a wise man, but a fool, though scourged, understands not. 11 Every bad man stirs up strife, but the Lord will send out against him an unmerciful messenger. 12 Care may befall a man of understanding, but fools will meditate evils. 13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not be removed from his house. 14 Rightful rule gives power to words, but sedition and strife precede poverty. 15 He that pronounces the unjust just, and the just unjust, is unclean and abominable before God. 16 Why has the fool wealth? For a senseless man will not be able to purchase wisdom. (17:16A) He that exalts his own house seeks ruin, and he that turns aside from instruction shall fall into mischief. 17 A friend loves at all times, and let brothers be useful in distress, for on this account are they born. 18 A foolish man applauds and rejoices over himself, as he also that becomes surety would make himself responsible for his own friends. 19 A lover of sin rejoices in strife, 20 and the hard-hearted man finds no good. A man of a changeful tongue will fall into mischief, 21 and the heart of a fool is grief to its possessor. A father rejoices not over an uninstructed son, but a wise son gladdens his mother. 22 A glad heart promotes health, but the bones of a sorrowful man dry up. 23 The ways of a man who unjustly receives gifts in his bosom do not prosper, and an ungodly man perverts the ways of righteousness. 24 The countenance of a wise man is sensible, but the eyes of a fool go to the ends of the earth. 25 A foolish son is a cause of anger to his father, and grief to her that bore him. 26 It is not right to punish a righteous man, nor is it holy to plot against righteous princes. 27 He that forbears to utter a hard word is discreet, and a patient man is wise. 28 Wisdom shall be imputed to a fool who asks after wisdom, and he who holds his peace shall seem to be sensible.

Proverbs 18:1-20:30

1 A man who wishes to separate from friends seeks excuses, but at all times he will be liable to reproach. 2 A senseless man feels no need of wisdom, for he is rather led by folly. 3 When an ungodly man comes into a depth of evils, he despises them; but dishonor and reproach come upon him. 4 A word in the heart of a man is a deep water, and a river and fountain of life spring forth. 5 It is not good to accept the person of the ungodly, nor is it holy to pervert justice in judgment. 6 The lips of a fool bring him into troubles, and his bold mouth calls for death. 7 A fool's mouth is ruin to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul. 8 Fear casts down the slothful, and the souls of the effeminate shall hunger. 9 A man who helps not himself by his labor is brother of him that ruins himself. 10 The name of the Lord is of great strength; and the righteous running to it are exalted. 11 The wealth of a rich man is a strong city, and its glory casts a broad shadow. 12 Before ruin a man's heart is exalted, and before honor it is humble. 13 Whoever answers a word before he hears a cause, it is folly and reproach to him. 14 A wise servant calms a man's anger, but who can endure a faint-hearted man? 15 The heart of the sensible man purchases discretion, and the ears of the wise seek understanding. 16 A man's gift enlarges him, and seats him among princes. 17 A righteous man accuses himself at the beginning of his speech, but when he has entered upon the attack, the adversary is reproved. 18 A silent man quells strife, and determines between great powers. 19 A brother helped by a brother is as a strong and high city, and is as strong as a well-founded palace. 20 A man fills his belly with the fruits of his mouth, and he shall be satisfied with the fruits of his lips. 21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and they that rule it shall eat the fruits thereof. 22 He that has found a good wife has found favors, and has received favor from God. (18:22A) He that puts away a good wife, puts away a good thing, and he that keeps an adulteress is foolish and ungodly. 23 (TEXT OMITTED) 24 (TEXT OMITTED)

Proverbs 19:1-20:30

1 (TEXT OMITTED) 2 (TEXT OMITTED) 3 The folly of a man spoils his ways, and he blames God in his heart. 4 Wealth acquires many friends, but the poor is deserted even of the friend he has. 5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that accuses unjustly shall not escape. 6 Many court the favor of kings, but every bad man becomes a reproach to another man. 7 Everyone who hates his poor brother shall also be far from friendship. Good understanding will draw near to them that know it, and a sensible man will find it. He that does much harm perfects mischief, and he that used provoking words shall not escape. 8 He that procures wisdom loves himself, and he that keeps wisdom shall find good. 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and whosoever shall kindle mischief shall perish by it. 10 Delight does not suit a fool, nor is it seemly if a servant should begin to rule with haughtiness. 11 A merciful man is long suffering, and his triumph overtakes transgressors. 12 The threatening of a king is like the roaring of a lion, but as dew on the grass, so is his favor. 13 A foolish son is a disgrace to his father; vows paid out of the hire of a harlot are not pure. 14 Fathers divide house and substance to their children, but a wife is suited to a man by the Lord. 15 Cowardice possesses the effeminate man, and the soul of the sluggard shall hunger. 16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, but he that despises his ways shall perish. 17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will recompense to him according to his gift. 18 Chasten your son, for so he shall be hopeful; and be not exalted in your soul to haughtiness. 19 A malicious man shall be severely punished, and if he commit injury, he shall also lose his life. 20 Hear, son, the instruction of your father, that you may be wise in your latter days. 21 There are many thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of the Lord abides forever. 22 Mercy is a fruit to a man, and a poor man is better than a rich liar. 23 The fear of the Lord is life to a man; and he shall lodge without fear in places where knowledge is not seen. 24 He that unjustly hides his hands in his bosom, will not even bring them up to his mouth. 25 When a pestilent character is scourged, a simple man is made wiser, and if you reprove a wise man, he will understand discretion. 26 He that dishonors his father, and drives away his mother, shall be disgraced and shall be exposed to reproach. 27 A son who ceases to attend to the instruction of a father will cherish evil designs. 28 He that becomes surety for a foolish child will despise the ordinance, and the mouth of ungodly men shall drink down judgment. 29 Scourges are preparing for the intemperate, and punishments likewise for fools.

Proverbs 20:1-30

1 Wine is a mocker, and strong drink full of violence; but every fool is entangled with them. 2 The threat of a king differs not from the rage of a lion; and he that provokes him sins against his own soul. 3 It is a glory to a man to turn aside from railing, but every fool is entangled with such matters. 4 A sluggard when reproached is not ashamed; so also he who borrows grain in harvest. 5 Counsel in a man's heart is deep water, but a prudent man will draw it out. 6 A man is valuable and a merciful man precious, but it is hard to find a faithful man. 7 He that walks blameless in justice shall leave his children blessed. 8 Whenever a righteous king sits on the throne, no evil thing can stand before his presence. 9 Who will boast that he has a pure heart? Or who will boldly say that he is pure from sins? 10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, both of them are an abomination before the Lord, and so is he that makes them. 11 A youth when in company with a godly man, will be restrained in his devices, and then his way will be straight. 12 The ear hears, and the eye sees; even both of them are the Lord's work. 13 Love not to speak ill, lest you be cut off: open your eyes, and be filled with bread. 14 (TEXT OMITTED) 15 (TEXT OMITTED) 16 (TEXT OMITTED) 17 (TEXT OMITTED) 18 (TEXT OMITTED) 19 (TEXT OMITTED) 20 The lamp of him that reviles father or mother shall be put out, and his eyes shall see darkness. 21 A portion hastily gotten at first shall not be blessed in the end. 22 Say not, I will avenge myself on my enemy, but wait on the Lord, that He may help you. 23 A double weight is an abomination to the Lord, and a deceitful balance is not good in His sight. 24 A man's steps are directed by the Lord: how then can a mortal understand His ways? 25 It is a snare to a man hastily to consecrate some of his own property: for in that case repentance comes after vowing. 26 A wise king utterly crushes the ungodly, and will bring a wheel upon them. 27 The spirit of man is a light of the Lord, who searches the inmost parts of the belly. 28 Mercy and truth are a guard to a king, and will surround his throne with righteousness. 29 Wisdom is an ornament to young men, and gray hairs are the glory of old men. 30 Bruises and contusions befall bad men, and plagues shall come in the inward parts of their belly.

Psalms 139:23

23 Prove me, O God, and know my heart; examine me, and know my paths;

Matthew 19:21

21 Jesus said to him, "If you desire to be perfect, go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Mark 12:30-31

30 ' And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

John 15:8

8 By this My Father is glorified, that you may bear much fruit; and you will become My disciples.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Ephesians 6:10

10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

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.

Hebrews 12:12-16

12 Therefore strengthen the hands which are weakened, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be turned aside, but rather be healed. 14 Pursue peace and holiness with all people, without which no one shall see the Lord: 15 looking diligently lest anyone fall from the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness growing up cause trouble, and through this many be defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who in exchange for one meal gave up his birthright.

1 John 3:1-10

1 Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! On account of this the world does not know you, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He appeared that He might take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Everyone who abides in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him nor has he known Him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who practices sin is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this reason the Son of God appeared, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who has been born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Everyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

Micah 6:8

8 Has it not been told you, O man, what is good? Or what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and love mercy, and be ready to walk with the Lord your God?

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world so that He might condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Romans 12:1-2

1 Therefore, brothers, I exhort you through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your intelligent service. 2 And do not fashion yourselves after this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and well pleasing and perfect will of God.

Philippians 2:14-15

14 Do all things without grumbling and disputing, 15 in order that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as light bearers in the world,

2 Peter 3:1-18

1 This already, beloved, is the second letter I write to you, in both of which I stir up your pure mind by a reminder, 2 to remember the words having been previously spoken by the holy prophets, and the commandment of your apostles of the Lord and Savior; 3 knowing this first: that mockers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers died, all things continue as from the beginning of creation." 5 For this they willingly forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth, consisting out of water and through water, 6 by which the world at that time perished, being flooded by water; 7 but the present heavens and earth, having been stored up by His word, are being reserved for fire until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But in this let it not escape your notice, beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord does not delay concerning His promise, as some reckon slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a rushing noise, and the elements, burning with heat, shall be dissolved, both the earth and the works that are in it shall be burned up. 11 Therefore, seeing that all these things shall be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens, being set of fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements, burning with heat, shall melt? 13 But according to His promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot or blemish; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation--just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them about these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the unlearned and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on guard, lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being carried away by the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

Psalms 119:1-176

1 Alleluia. Blessed are the blameless in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are they that search out His testimonies; they will diligently seek Him with the whole heart. 3 For they that work iniquity have not walked in His ways. 4 You have commanded us diligently to keep Your precepts. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes. 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all Your commandments. 7 I will give You thanks with uprightness of heart, when I have learned the judgments of Your righteousness. 8 I will keep Your statutes; O do not utterly forsake me! 9 How shall a young man direct his way? By keeping Your words. 10 With my whole heart have I diligently sought You; cast me not away from Your commandments. 11 I have hidden Your oracles in my heart, that I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Your mouth. 14 I have delighted in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on Your commandments, and consider Your ways. 16 I will meditate on Your statutes; I will not forget Your words. 17 Render a recompense to Your servant; so shall I live, and keep Your words. 18 Unveil my eyes, and I shall perceive the wondrous things of Your law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth; hide not Your commandments from me. 20 My soul has longed exceedingly for Your judgments at all times. 21 You have rebuked the proud; cursed are they that turn aside from Your commandments. 22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have sought out Your testimonies. 23 For princes sat and spoke against me; but Your servant was meditating on Your statutes. 24 For Your testimonies are my meditation, and Your statutes are my counselors. 25 My soul has cleaved to the ground; revive me according to Your word. 26 I declared my ways, and You heard me; teach me Your statutes. 27 Instruct me in the ways of Your statutes; and I will meditate on Your wondrous works. 28 My soul has slumbered for sorrow; strengthen me with Your words. 29 Remove from me the way of iniquity; and be merciful to me by Your law. 30 I have chosen the way of truth; and have not forgotten Your judgments. 31 I have cleaved to Your testimonies, O Lord; put me not to shame. 32 I ran the way of Your commandments, when You enlarged my heart. 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I will seek it out continually. 34 Instruct me, and I will search out Your law, and will keep it with my whole heart. 35 Guide me in the path of Your commandments; for I have delighted in it. 36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 Turn away my eyes that I may not behold vanity; revive me in Your way. 38 Confirm Your oracle to Your servant, that he may fear You. 39 Take away my reproach which I have feared; for Your judgments are good. 40 Behold, I have desired Your commandments; revive me in Your righteousness. 41 And let Your mercy come upon me, O Lord; even Your salvation, according to Your word. 42 And so I shall render an answer to them that reproach me; for I have trusted in Your words. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in Your judgments. 44 So shall I keep Your law continually, even forever and ever. 45 I walked also at large; for I sought out Your commandments. 46 And I spoke of Your testimonies before kings, and was not ashamed. 47 And I meditated on Your commandments, which I loved exceedingly. 48 And I lifted up my hands to Your commandments which I loved; and I meditated in Your statutes. 49 Remember Your words to Your servant, upon which You have made me hope. 50 This has comforted me in my affliction; for Your word has revived me. 51 The proud have transgressed exceedingly; but I swerved not from Your law. 52 I remembered Your judgment of old, O Lord; and was comforted. 53 Despair took hold upon me, because of the sinners who forsake Your law. 54 Your statutes were my sons in the place of my sojourning. 55 I remembered Your name, O Lord, in the night, and kept Your law. 56 This I had, because I diligently sought Your statutes. 57 You are my portion, O Lord; I said that I would keep Your law. 58 I besought Your favor with my whole heart; have mercy upon me according to Your word. 59 I thought on Your ways, and turned my feet to Your testimonies. 60 I prepared myself, (and was not terrified) to keep Your commandments. 61 The snares of sinners entangled me; but I forgot not Your law. 62 At midnight I arose, to give thanks to You for the judgments of Your righteousness. 63 I am a companion of all them that fear You, and of them that keep Your commandments. 64 O Lord, the earth is full of Your mercy; teach me Your statutes. 65 You have wrought kindly with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. 66 Teach me kindness, instruction, and knowledge; for I have believed Your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted, I transgressed; therefore have I kept Your word. 68 Good are You, O Lord; therefore in Your goodness teach me Your statutes. 69 The injustice of the proud has been multiplied against me; but I will search out Your commandments with all my heart. 70 Their heart has been curdled like milk; but I have meditated on Your law. 71 It is good for me that You have afflicted me; that I might learn Your statutes. 72 The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver. 73 Your hands have made me, and fashioned me; instruct me, that I may learn Your commandments. 74 They that fear You will see me and rejoice; for I have hoped in Your words. 75 I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteousness, and that You in truthfulness have afflicted me. 76 Let, I pray, Your mercy be to comfort me, according to Your word to Your servant. 77 Let Your compassions come to me, that I may live; for Your law is my meditation. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they transgressed against me unjustly; but I will meditate on Your commandments. 79 Let those that fear You, and those that know Your testimonies, turn to me. 80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, that I may not be ashamed. 81 My soul faints for Your salvation; I have hoped in Your words. 82 My eyes failed from searching for Your word, saying, When will You comfort me? 83 For I have become as a bottle in the frost; yet I have not forgotten Your statutes. 84 How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment for me on them that persecute me? 85 Transgressors told me idle tales; but not according to Your law, O Lord. 86 All Your commandments are truth; they persecuted me unjustly; help me! 87 They nearly made an end of me in the earth; but I forsook not Your commandments. 88 Revive me according to Your mercy; so shall I keep the testimonies of Your mouth. 89 Your word, O Lord, abides in heaven forever. 90 Your truth endures to all generations; You have founded the earth, and it abides. 91 The day continues by Your arrangement; for all things are Your servants. 92 Were it not that Your law is my meditation, then I should have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget Your statutes; for with them You have revived me. 94 I am Yours, save me; for I have sought out Your statutes. 95 Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood Your testimonies. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection; but Your commandment is very broad. 97 How I have loved Your law, O Lord! It is my meditation all the day. 98 You have made me wiser than my enemies in Your commandment; for it is mine forever. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out Your commandments. 101 I have kept back my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Your words. 102 I have not departed from Your judgments; for You have instructed me. 103 How sweet are Your oracles to my taste! More so than honey to my mouth! 104 I gain understanding by Your commandments; therefore I have hated every way of unrighteousness. 105 Your law is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my paths. 106 I have sworn and determined to keep the judgments of Your righteousness. 107 I have been very greatly afflicted, O Lord; revive me, according to Your word. 108 Accept, O Lord, the freewill offerings of my mouth, and teach me Your judgments. 109 My soul is continually in Your hands; and I have not forgotten Your law. 110 Sinners spread a snare for me; but I erred not from Your commandments. 111 I have inherited Your testimonies forever; for they are the joy of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, in return for Your mercies. 113 I have hated transgressors; but I have loved Your law. 114 You are my helper and my supporter; I have hoped in Your words. 115 Depart from me, You evildoers; for I will search out the commandments of my God. 116 Uphold me according to Your word, and revive me; and make me not ashamed of my hope. 117 Help me, and I shall be saved; and I will meditate on Your statutes continually. 118 You have rejected all that depart from Your statutes; for their inner thoughts are unrighteousness. 119 I have reckoned all the sinners of the earth as transgressors; therefore have I loved Your testimonies. 120 Penetrate my flesh with Your fear; for I am afraid of Your judgments. 121 I have done judgment and justice; deliver me not up to them that injure me. 122 Receive Your servant for good; let not the proud accuse me falsely. 123 My eyes have failed for Your salvation, and for the word of Your righteousness. 124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, and teach me Your statutes. 125 I am Your servant; instruct me, and I shall know Your testimonies. 126 It is time for the Lord to work; they have utterly broken Your law. 127 Therefore have I loved Your commandments more than gold, or topaz. 128 Therefore I directed myself according to all Your commandments; I have hated every unjust way. 129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul has sought them out. 130 The manifestation of Your words will enlighten, and instruct the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and drew breath; for I earnestly longed after Your commandments. 132 Look upon me and have mercy upon me, after the manner of them that love Your name. 133 Order my steps according to Your word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Deliver me from the false accusation of men; so will I keep Your commandments. 135 Cause Your face to shine upon Your servant; and teach me Your statutes. 136 My eyes have been bathed in streams of water, because I kept not Your law. 137 Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments. 138 You have commanded righteousness and perfect truth, as Your testimonies. 139 Your zeal has quite wasted me; because my enemies have forgotten Your words. 140 Your word has been very fully tried; and Your servant loves it. 141 I am young and despised; yet I have not forgotten Your statutes. 142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth. 143 Afflictions and distresses found me; but Your commandments were my meditation. 144 Your testimonies are an everlasting righteousness; instruct me, and I shall live. 145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord; I will search out Your statutes. 146 I cried to You; save me, and I will keep Your testimonies. 147 I arose before the dawn, and cried; I hoped in Your words. 148 My eyes prevented the dawn, that I might meditate on Your oracles. 149 Hear my voice, O Lord, according to Your mercy; revive me according to Your judgment. 150 They have drawn near who persecuted me unlawfully; and they are far removed from Your law. 151 You are near, O Lord; and all Your ways are truth. 152 I have known of old concerning Your testimonies, that You have founded them forever. 153 Look upon my affliction, and rescue me; for I have not forgotten Your law. 154 Plead my cause, and ransom me; revive me because of Your word. 155 Salvation is far from sinners; for they have not searched out Your statutes. 156 Your mercies, O Lord, are many; revive me according to Your judgment. 157 Many are they that persecute me and oppress me; but I have not declined from Your testimonies. 158 I beheld men acting foolishly, and I pined away; for they kept not Your oracles. 159 Behold, I have loved Your commandments, O Lord; revive me in Your mercy. 160 The beginning of Your words is truth; and all the judgments of Your righteousness endure forever. 161 Princes persecuted me without a cause, but my heart feared because of Your words. 162 I will rejoice because of Your oracles, as one that finds much spoil. 163 I hate and abhor unrighteousness; but I love Your law. 164 Seven times in a day have I praised You because of the judgments of Your righteousness. 165 Great peace have they that love Your law; and there is no stumbling block to them. 166 I have waited for Your salvation, O Lord, and have loved Your commandments. 167 My soul has kept Your testimonies, and loved them exceedingly. 168 I have kept Your commandments and Your testimonies; for all my ways are before You, O Lord. 169 Let my supplication come near before You, O Lord; instruct me according to Your oracle. 170 Let my petition come in before You, O Lord; deliver me according to Your word. 171 Let my lips utter a hymn, when You shall have taught me Your statutes. 172 Let my tongue utter Your oracles; for all Your commandments are righteous. 173 Let Your hand be prompt to save me; for I have chosen Your commandments. 174 I have longed after Your salvation, O Lord; and Your law is my meditation. 175 My soul shall live, and shall praise You; and Your judgments shall help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant; for I have not forgotten Your commandments.

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in God with all your heart; and be not exalted in your own wisdom.

Ephesians 4:25

25 Therefore, having put off falsehood, "Let each one speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.

Colossians 3:12-17

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience; 13 forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone should have a complaint against any; just as Christ forgave you, so you also do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you may do in word or deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 1:10

10 that you should walk worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit and increasing in the full knowledge of God;

Ephesians 4:29-32

29 Let no corrupt word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for edification, that it may give grace to them that hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and blasphemy be removed from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as also God in Christ forgave us.

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