Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.
If he knocks out the tooth of his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free in compensation for his tooth.
“When a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave and destroys it, he must let the slave go free in compensation for his eye.
Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition?
Then He told them, “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.
But they have no root in themselves; they are short-lived. When pressure or persecution comes because of the word, they immediately stumble.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.
1 Corinthians 9:23
Now I do all this because of the gospel, so I may become a partner in its benefits.