Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
At that time you will say: "I praise you, O Lord, for even though you were angry with me, your anger subsided, and you consoled me.
Now when Mordecai became aware of all that had been done, he tore his garments and put on sackcloth and ashes. He went out into the city, crying out in a loud and bitter voice.
Now Mordecai went out from the king's presence in purple and white royal attire, with a large golden crown and a purple linen mantle. The city of Susa shouted with joy.
as the time when the Jews gave themselves rest from their enemies -- the month when their trouble was turned to happiness and their mourning to a holiday. These were to be days of banqueting, happiness, sending gifts to one another, and providing for the poor.
Then you turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.
"'Then I passed by you and watched you, noticing that you had reached the age for love. I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I swore a solemn oath to you and entered into a marriage covenant with you, declares the sovereign Lord, and you became mine.
You prepare a feast before me in plain sight of my enemies. You refresh my head with oil; my cup is completely full.
You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions.
as well as wine that makes people feel so good, and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, as well as food that sustains people's lives.
Let your clothes always be white, and do not spare precious ointment on your head.
I tell you the solemn truth, you will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, but your sadness will turn into joy.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.
Then I spoke up, "Let a clean turban be put on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood nearby.
But the father said to his slaves, 'Hurry! Bring the best robe, and put it on him! Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet!
After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands.
All of your people will be godly; they will possess the land permanently. I will plant them like a shoot; they will be the product of my labor, through whom I reveal my splendor.
The godly grow like a palm tree; they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon.
My blessing is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me.
In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.
1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.
2 Thessalonians 1:10
when he comes to be glorified among his saints and admired on that day among all who have believed -- and you did in fact believe our testimony.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 4:9
Show hospitality to one another without complaining.
"You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.
At the end of every seven years you must declare a cancellation of debts.
I have discovered David, my servant. With my holy oil I have anointed him as king.
the people whom I formed for myself, so they might praise me."
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,
Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.