Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves the Lord, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”
Let Your hand be ready to help me,
For I have chosen Your precepts.
You have today declared the Lord to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice.
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;
And your own lips testify against you.
Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
He *said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?