For I have become his intimate friend, To the end that he may command his sons and his house after him, so shall they keep the way of Yahweh, by doing righteousness and justice. To the end that Yahweh may bring in for Abraham, what he hath spoken concerning him.
Only take thou heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently, so that thou forget not the things which thine own eyes have seen, and so that they go not out of thy heart, all the days of thy life, - but thou shalt make them known unto thy sons and unto thy son's sons: -
so shall these words which I am commanding thee to-day, be upon thy heart;
and ye shall teach them unto your children by speaking of them, - when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;
But, if it be, a vexation, in your eyes, to serve Yahweh, choose ye for yourselves, to-day, whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served, that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye are dwelling, - but, I and my house, will serve Yahweh.
Train up a youth, in the direction of his duty, even when he becometh old, he will not depart from it.
And ye fathers, be not provoking your children to anger, but be nourishing them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.
So Abraham took Ishmael his son and all born of his house and all bought with his silver - every male among the men of the house of Abraham, - and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on this selfsame day, according to that which God had spoken with him.
he said unto them - Apply your hearts unto all the words which I am witnessing against you, to-day, - how that ye must command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law;
Hence, the oracle of Yahweh God of Israel, I, said, that, thy house, and the house of thy father, should go to and fro in my presence, unto times age-abiding: But, now, (is the oracle of Yahweh) - Be it far from me! For, them who honour me, will I honour, but, they who despise me, shall be lightly esteemed.
What more, then, can David yet further speak unto thee, - seeing that, thou thyself knowest thy servant, O My Lord Yahweh?
Thou, therefore, Solomon my son, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for, all hearts, doth Yahweh search, and, every devised purpose, doth he understand, - If thou seek him, He will be found of thee, but, if thou forsake him, He will cast thee off for ever.
And so it was, when the days of the banquet came round, that Job sent and hallowed them, and rising early in the morning offered ascending-sacrifices according to the number of them all; for Job said, Peradventure my sons have sinned, and have cursed God in their hearts. Thus and thus, was Job wont to do all the days.
For Yahweh doth acknowledge the way of the righteous; but, the way of the lawless, shall vanish.
Yahweh, is in his holy temple As for Yahweh, in the heavens, is his throne, His eyes, behold - His eyelashes test the sons of men.
The eyes of Yahweh, are towards the righteous, And, his ears, towards their cry for help:
I will open, in a parable, my mouth, I will pour forth enigmas out of antiquity; -
Observe thou, my son, the commandment of thy father, and do not decline from the instruction of thy mother:
The living, the living, he, can praise thee, As I do this day, - A father, to his children, can make known thy faithfulness.
Only you, have I acknowledged, of all the families of the ground, For this cause, will I visit upon you all your iniquities.
He saith unto him, the third time - Simon, son of John! art thou fond of me? Peter was grieved, that he said unto him, the third time, Art thou fond of me? and he said unto him - Lord! all things, thou, knowest: thou perceivest that I am fond of thee. Jesus saith unto him - Be feeding my sheep.
For there stood by me this night, belonging unto the God whose I am, unto whom also I am doing divine service, a messenger,
Paul said unto the centurion, and unto the soldiers - Except, these, abide in the ship, ye yourselves, cannot be saved!
Over his own house, presiding, well, having, children, in submission, with all dignity;
Let, ministers, be husbands of, one wife, over children, presiding, well, and over their own houses;
A reminder, having received, of the unfeigned faith, that is in thee, - such, as dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, - I am persuaded, moreover, that it dwelleth , in thee also.
Howbeit, the firm foundation of God, standeth, having this seal - The Lord hath acknowledged them who are his, and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord stand aloof from unrighteousness.