He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,
Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.
For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?”
The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change,
speaking to the priests who belong to the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, “Shall I weep in the fifth month and abstain, as I have done these many years?”
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls.
I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult. Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.
Jesus answered them, “ To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
“ The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.
And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
“ Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “ And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.