Who is wise that he might understand this? and prudent that he might know this? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the rebellious shall fall therein.
Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the LORD?
The way of the LORD is strength to the perfect, but it is terror to the workers of iniquity.
Who is the wise man that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken that he may declare for what cause the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness that no one passes through?
The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: each morning he shall bring his judgment to light; he never fails; but the unjust know no shame.
Many shall be purified and made white and purged, but the wicked shall get worse; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.
And Simeon blessed them and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be spoken against
He that is of God hears God's words; ye therefore hear them not because ye are not of God.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I AM king. To this end I was born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be treated as the wicked that are far from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
The strong One, whose work is perfect: for all his ways are right; a God of truth and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
The righteous shall hold on to his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Therefore, hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
Is it fit to say to the king, Thou art of Belial and to the princes, Ye are ungodly?
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
They go forth in a great multitude; and in order, they shall see God in Zion.
Mem The works of his hands are truth and judgment; Nun all his commandments are sure.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Therefore I have esteemed all thy precepts concerning all things to be right and I have hated every false way.
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
But the path of the just is as the light of the morning star, that shines more and more until the day is perfect.
And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and those that forsook the LORD shall be consumed.
Sanctify the LORD of the hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
And if ye say, The way of the Lord is not straight. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not straight? Are not your ways crooked?
Then the sons of thy people shall say, The way of the Lord is not straight: but their way is the one that is not straight.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified by her children.
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.
And all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath
And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness more than the light because their deeds were evil.
And Jesus said, For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see might see and that those who see might be blinded.
If I had not done among them works which no other man has done, they would not have sin; but now they have seen them and hate both me and my Father.
So the law is truly holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
Why? Because they followed it not by faith but, as it were, by the works (of the law); therefore, they stumbled on the stumblingstone;
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in those that are saved and in those that perish;
that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,
Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious; but unto those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,