A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My mouth is filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all day long.
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.
By You I have been sustained from my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually of You.
But as for me, I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
A Psalm of Praise, of David.
I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
Therefore glorify the Lord in the east,
The name of the Lord, the God of Israel,
In the coastlands of the sea.
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.