These are the family records of Noah: Noah was a righteous man. Blameless during his times, Noah communed with God.
"Notice their arrogance they have no inward uprightness but the righteous will live by their faith.
Now a man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. This man was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the one who would comfort Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
because you are a holy people to the LORD your God. The LORD your God chose you to be his people, his treasured possession from all the nations on the face of the earth."
because you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD chose to make you his precious possession from among all the nations of the earth."
The anointing you received from God abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you this. Instead, because God's anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not a lie, abide in him, as he taught you to do.
Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's prosperity.
For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that used to influence you when you were ignorant.
But those who are decent plan noble things, and by noble deeds they stand."
Because your service in giving proves your love, you will be glorifying God as you obey what your confession of the Messiah's gospel demands, since you are generous in sharing with them and with everyone else.
Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and look! all things have become new!
For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.
"How blessed are those who are humble, because it is they who will inherit the earth!
The humble will again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
He was a devout man who feared God, as did everyone in his home. He gave many gifts to the poor among the people and always prayed to God.
Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.
Then your people will all be righteous; They'll possess the land forever. They are the shoot that the LORD planted, the works of his hands, so that I might be glorified.
Both of them were righteous before God, having lived blamelessly according to all of the commandments and regulations of the Lord.
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
For although I am physically absent, I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how stable you are and how firm your faith in the Messiah is.
"How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!
Every day he is generous, lending freely, and his descendants are blessed.
The one who lives with integrity, who does righteous deeds, and who speaks truth to himself.
Now you do not need anyone to write to you about brotherly love, since you have been taught by God to love each other.
because we have heard about your faith in the Messiah Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints,
My soul will glorify the LORD; the humble will hear about it and rejoice.
In a similar way, you young people must submit to the elders. All of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: "God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble."
"For this is what the high and lofty One says, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "He lives in the height and in holiness, and also with the one who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.
"How blessed are those who are pure in heart, because it is they who will see God!
And everyone who has this hope based on him keeps himself pure, just as the Messiah is pure.
then the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials and to hold unrighteous people for punishment on the day of judgment,
But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!
For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.
At least we are not commercializing God's word like so many others. Instead, we speak with sincerity in the Messiah's name, like people who are sent from God and are accountable to God.
"A certain Ananias, who was a devout man with respect to the Law and who was highly regarded by all the Jews living there,
Devout men buried Stephen as they mourned loudly for him.
When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.
It's to him the gatekeeper opens the gate, and it's his voice the sheep hear. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
You'll remember all your practices and evil actions by which you've become defiled. You'll loathe yourselves because of all the evil things you've done.
How blessed are those whose life is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD!
How blessed are those servants whom the master finds watching for him when he comes! I tell all of you with certainty, he himself will put on an apron, make them sit down at the table, and go around and serve them.
The wise-hearted person is told to be discerning, and that pleasant speech promotes instruction.
so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world
He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.
Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"
They will wage war against the lamb, but the lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those who are called, chosen, and faithful are with him."
Better to be humble among the poor, than to share what is stolen with the proud.
For all who are led by God's Spirit are God's children.
through honor and dishonor; through ill repute and good repute; perceived as deceivers and yet true,
The wicked flee, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold like a lion.
"How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!
"How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!
"Before he died, your father left some instructions. He told us, "Tell Joseph, "Please forgive your brothers' offenses. I beg you, forgive their sins, because they wronged you."' So please forgive the transgression of the servants of your father's God." Joseph wept when they talked to him. So Joseph's brothers went to visit him, fell prostrate in front of him, and declared, "Look! We're your servants." "Don't be afraid," Joseph responded. "Am I sitting in God's place? read more.
As far as you're concerned, you were planning evil against me, but God intended it for good, planning to bring about the present result so that many people would be preserved alive. So don't be afraid! I'll take care of you and your little ones." So Joseph kept on comforting them, speaking to the needs of their hearts.
Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?" Jesus told him, "I tell you, not just seven times, but 77 times!
She looks discretely to the affairs of her household, and she is never lazy.
Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.
He must manage his own family well and have children who are submissive and respectful in every way. For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?
Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
Then Joseph sent his brothers away, and they left for home. As they were leaving, Joseph admonished them, "Don't quarrel on the way back!"
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children like olive shoots surrounding your table.
And may you see your children's children! Peace be on Israel! A Song of Ascents
Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren. The day you stood in the presence of the LORD your God in Horeb, the LORD told me, "Gather the people before me so they may hear my words, learn to revere me the whole time that they live in the land, and teach them to their children.'"
Pour out your anger on the nations that don't acknowledge you, and on the families that don't call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured and consumed him; they have devastated his habitation.
The churches in Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca and the church in their house greet you warmly in union with the Lord.
Be alert so there is no man, woman, family, or a tribe whose heart is turning away from the LORD your God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Be alert so there will be no root among you that produces poisonous and bitter fruit,
A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.
You may spend the money to your heart's content to buy livestock, flocks, wine, strong drink, and whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there and rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God."
Indeed, you delivered my soul from death, my eyes from crying, and my feet from stumbling.
He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.
to shine on those who sit in darkness and in death's shadow, and to guide our feet into the way of peace."
"This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who directs you in the path by which you should go.
You make a broad place for my steps, so my feet won't slip.
You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, but you have set my feet in a sturdy place.
He gives us life and does not permit our feet to slip.
He will never let your foot slip, nor will your guardian become drowsy.
Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's prosperity.
Great peace belongs to those who love your instruction, and nothing makes them stumble.
The righteous will flourish at the proper time and peace will prevail until the moon is no more.
""Look, I'll bring restoration and healing to it, and I'll heal them. I'll reveal to them an abundance of peace and faithfulness.
Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.
Then he enters into peace, and they'll rest on his couches, each one living righteously.
"If he remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,
I went down to the walnut orchard, to look at the green sprouts in the valley, to see whether the vine had budded, whether the pomegranates had blossomed.
Let us go early to the vineyards, let us see whether the vine has budded, whether the blossom has opened, whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I'll give you my love.
"You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
You were bought for a price. Stop becoming slaves of people.
They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb.
I am jealous of you with God's own jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to the Messiah.
"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom. Now five of them were foolish, and five were wise, because when the foolish ones took their lamps, they didn't take any oil with them. read more.
But the wise ones took flasks of oil with their lamps.