"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.
"Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; do not fear the reproach of men, neither be dismayed at their insults.
God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.
"Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
Glory in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.
I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness. I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak righteousness. I declare things that are right.
"Listen to me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, that have been borne from their birth, that have been carried from the womb;
"Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Seek the LORD, and you will live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD's anger.
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith;
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "uncircumcision" by that which is called "circumcision," (in the flesh, made by hands);
Brothers, I do not regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forward to the things which are ahead,
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.