"Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
"He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
'The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
"After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since You our God have requited us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us an escaped remnant as this,
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!"
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.