Hearken unto me, ye that follow righteousness and seek the LORD. Look unto the rock ye were cut out, and to the cave and pit ye were digged out.
Hearken unto me ye that know righteousness, and so let the people that have my law in their hearts. Fear not the rebukes of man neither faint for their blasphemies.
And why? Judgment shall be turned again unto righteousness, and all such as are true in heart shall follow it.
And God said unto Abraham, "Sarai, thy wife, shall no more be called Sarai: but Sara shall her name be.
The way of the ungodly is an abomination unto the LORD; but whoso followeth righteousness, him he loveth.
Hearken unto me O Jacob, and Israel whom I have called. I am even he that is, I am the first and the last.
Embrace peace with all men, and holiness; without the which, no man shall see the Lord.
This is the generation of them that seek him, even of them that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah
Give his holy name a good report; let their hearts rejoice that seek the LORD.
Whoso followeth righteousness and mercy, findeth both life, righteousness and honour.
I have not spoken secretly, neither in dark places of the earth. It is not for naught, that I said unto the seed of Jacob, "Seek me." I am the LORD which, when I speak, declareth the thing that is righteous and true.
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all ye that remain yet of the household of Israel, whom I have borne from your mother's womb, and brought you up from your birth, till ye were grown:
Hearken unto me, my people; and turn your ears to me, my folk. There shall a law go out from me, and my judgment will I establish to be a light unto nations.
Wherefore do ye lay out your money, for the thing that feedeth not, and spend your labour about the thing that satisfieth you not? But hearken rather unto me, and ye shall eat of the best, and your soul shall have her pleasure in plenteousness.
Seek the LORD, that ye may live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire and consumed, and lest there be none to quench Bethel.
Yea, or the day of the LORD's sore displeasure come upon you. Seek the LORD, all ye meek hearted upon earth, ye that work after his judgment: seek righteousness, seek lowliness, that ye may be defended in the wrathful day of the LORD.
But rather, seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and the righteousness thereof; and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
What shall we say then? We say that the gentiles which followed not righteousness, have overtaken righteousness: I mean, the righteousness which cometh of faith.
Let us follow those things which make for peace: and things wherewith one may edify another.
Wherefore, remember that ye, being in time past gentiles in the flesh, and were called "uncircumcision" to them which are called "circumcision" in the flesh - which circumcision is made by hands -
Brethren, I count not myself that I have gotten it: but one thing I say: I forget that which is behind me, and stretch myself unto that which is before me;
But thou, which art the man of God, flee such things. Follow righteousness, godliness, love, patience, and meekness.
Lusts of youth avoid, and follow righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with them that call on the Lord with pure heart.