“ The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
“You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.
To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”
Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”
“ But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked— You are grown fat, thick, and sleek— Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.
“ How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the Lord had given them up?
“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
“ There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
He said, “ The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
“ As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
“The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, ‘ He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,
“How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
The Lord has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.
The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.
The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;
I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.
O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
“ Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, “ Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? ( I am speaking in human terms.)
and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
For this is contained in Scripture: “ Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”
And they *sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “ Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!