Most Relevant Verses
A hateful person disguises himself with his speech
and harbors deceit within. When he speaks graciously, don’t believe him,
for there are seven abominations in his heart.
This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town.
A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption. All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. read more.
And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God of my praise, do not be silent. For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me;
they speak against me with lying tongues. They surround me with hateful words
and attack me without cause.
For the ruthless one will vanish,
the scorner will disappear,
and all those who lie in wait with evil intent
will be killed— those who, with their speech,
accuse a person of wrongdoing,
who set a trap at the gate for the mediator,
and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, “The One who would demolish the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!” In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him and said, read more.
“He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He has put His trust in God; let God rescue Him now—if He wants Him! For He said, ‘I am God’s Son.’” In the same way even the criminals who were crucified with Him kept taunting Him.