Listen to me, pursuers of righteousness; seekers of Jehovah: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.
Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My Law; do not fear the reproach of men, nor be afraid of their revilings.
But judgment shall return to righteousness; and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name shall be Sarah.
The way of the wicked is hateful to Jehovah, but He loves him who pursues righteousness.
Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, My called; I am He; I am the first, I also am the last.
Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek Jehovah rejoice.
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth. I did not say to the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain. I Jehovah speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, who are borne by Me from the belly, who are lifted from the womb;
Listen to Me, My people; and give ear to Me, O My nation; for a law shall go out from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of peoples.
Why do you weigh silver for what is not bread? and your labor for what never satisfies? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Seek Jehovah, and you shall live; lest He break out like a fire on the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be none to put it out in Bethel.
Seek Jehovah, all the meek of the earth who have done His justice; seek righteousness; seek meekness. It may be you shall be hidden in the day of Jehovah's anger.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
What shall we say then? That the nations, who did not follow after righteousness have taken on righteousness, but a righteousness of faith.
Therefore remember that you, the nations, in time past were in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before,
But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness.
But flee youthful lusts, and follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.