Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my'sad countenance, and be of good cheer;
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.
That thou sayest, What advantage will it be unto thee? And , What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?
Ye have said, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept his charge, and that we have walked mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto falsehood, And hath not sworn deceitfully.
I will wash my hands in innocency: So will I compass thine altar, O Jehovah;
Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.
I shall be condemned; Why then do I labor in vain?
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?
In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.
1 Corinthians 15:14
and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.