My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you.
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known.
“Please receive instruction from His mouth
And establish His words in your heart.
My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
My son, do not forget my teaching,
But let your heart keep my commandments;
Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
But he *said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.”