But the former governors who were before me charged the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.
Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
And if ye only greet your friends, what do ye extra? Do not even the tax collectors this way?
And before they burned the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man who sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest, for he will not have boiled flesh from thee, but raw.
And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
Praise ye LORD. Blessed is the man who fears LORD, who delights greatly in his commandments.
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of LORD men depart from evil.
[This is] the end of the matter, all has been heard: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man.
Who is among you that fears LORD, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of LORD, and rely upon his God.
saying, In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God, and did not regard man.
And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.