For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever mine.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast.
Then he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
Keep my commandments and live;
Take hold of instruction; do not let go.
Guard her, for she is your life.
And you say, “How I have hated instruction!
And my heart spurned reproof!
The path of life leads upward for the wise
That he may keep away from Sheol below.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof
Will dwell among the wise.
The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
“You shall also say to this people, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.