Then he told them, "That is why every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom from heaven is like the master of a household who brings both new and old things out of his treasure chest."
A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.
"That is why I am sending you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will whip in your synagogues and persecute from town to town.
left Babylon. He was a skillful scribe of the Law of Moses that the LORD God of Israel had given. And the king granted him everything he had requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.
For Ezra had set his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, to obey it, and to teach God's statutes and judgments in Israel.
I, Artaxerxes, in my capacity as king, hereby decree to all royal treasuries beyond the Euphrates River that whatever Ezra the priest-scribe of the Law of the God of Heaven, may require of you are to be performed with all due diligence,
What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
What the wise have to say disseminates knowledge, but it's not in the heart of fools to do so.
Whoever listens to a word of instruction prospers, and anyone who trusts in the LORD is blessed.
The words a man says are as deep waters a fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream.
Pay attention and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my teaching,
Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs.
The mandrakes give off their fragrance, and over our doors are all the choice fruits, both old and new, that I've stored up for you, my beloved.
That is why the Wisdom of God said, "I will send them prophets and apostles. They will kill some of them and persecute others,'
I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Such is the confidence that we have in God through the Messiah.
For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.
as sorrowful and yet always rejoicing, as poor and yet enriching many, as having nothing and yet possessing everything.
By reading this, you will be able to grasp my understanding of the secret about the Messiah,
To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah
You learned about this gospel from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of the Messiah on your behalf.
Let the word of the Messiah inhabit you richly with wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and singing to God with thankfulness in your hearts.
He must not be a recent convert, so that he won't become arrogant and fall into the Devil's condemnation.
in case I am delayed, so that you may know how to behave in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
He must be devoted to the trustworthy message that agrees with what we teach, so that he may be able to encourage others with healthy doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
Likewise, encourage the younger men to be sensible.
Dear friends, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning. This old commandment is the word you have heard.