My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;
Hear, my'sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:
My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;
I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many.
My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these'sayings in her heart.
And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Let these words sink into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men.
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief: