“ Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.”
“Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the Lord, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”
And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
“ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.