Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, ""whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.
I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.
From there Abram traveled on to the hill country east of Bethel and set up his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.
and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."
"Your name won't be Jacob anymore," the man replied, "but Israel, because you exerted yourself against both God and men, and you've emerged victorious."
the angel who has been rescuing me from all sorts of evil, bless these young men. May my name continue to live on within them, including the names of my ancestors Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow into a vast multitude throughout the earth."
At that time, the descendants of Joseph asked Joshua, "Why did you give us only one allotment and portion for an inheritance, since we're numerous and the LORD has blessed us all along?"
The army of the tribe of Manasseh did not conquer Beth-shean and its villages, Taanach and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages. Instead, the Canaanites continued to live in that land.
"Go in peace," Eli answered. "May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him."
"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.
Give thanks to the LORD, calling on his name. Make what he has done known among the people.
"I'm a laughingstock to my friends, someone who called on God. But then he answered this upright and blameless man, and I have become a laughingstock.
You'll entreat him and he'll listen to you as you fulfill your vows.
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all day long.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.
Surely God has heard, and he paid attention to my prayers.
May his fame be eternal as long as the sun may his name endure, and may they be blessed through him, and may all nations call him blessed.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also was among those who invoked his name. When they called on the LORD, he answered them.
I love the LORD because he has heard my prayer for mercy;
The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.
Keep deception and lies far away from me, and give me neither poverty nor wealth. Feed me with food that I need for today,
Don't be afraid, because I'm with you; don't be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you; I'm truly helping you. I'm surely upholding you with my victorious right hand."
"As for the poor, the needy, those seeking water when there is none and their tongues are parched from thirst I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, won't abandon them.
"Call to me and I'll answer you, and will tell you about great and hidden things that you don't know.'
"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.
Peter remembered the words of Jesus when he said, "Before a rooster crows, you'll deny me three times." Then he went outside and cried bitterly.
"If you had only known today what could have brought you peace! But now it is hidden from your sight,
I give them eternal life, they'll never be lost, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!"
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning every one of you from your evil ways."
There is no difference between Jew and Greek, because they all have the same Lord, who gives richly to all who call on him.
For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
To: God's church in Corinth, to those who have been sanctified by the Messiah Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah their Lord and ours.
Now I decided not to pay you another painful visit.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He has blessed us in the Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm,
Now to the one who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to the power that is working among us
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will take me safely to his heavenly kingdom. Glory belongs to him forever and ever! Amen.