Most Relevant Verses
But I want you to know and realize that Christ is the Head of every man, the head of a woman is her husband, and the Head of Christ is God.
Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
Which I am still seeking but have not found -- "one upright man among a thousand have I found, but an upright woman among all those [one thousand in my harem] have I not found.
Nevertheless, in [the plan of] the Lord and from His point of view woman is not apart from and independent of man, nor is man aloof from and independent of woman;
Neither was man created on account of or for the benefit of woman, but woman on account of and for the benefit of man.
So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God.
For he was a good man [ good in himself and also at once for the good and the advantage of other people], full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith (of his belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation). And a large company was added to the Lord.
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.
For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man's thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now and take notice! Seek in her broad squares to see if you can find a man [as Abraham sought in Sodom], one who does justice, who seeks truth, sincerity, and faithfulness; and I will pardon [Jerusalem -- "for one uncompromisingly righteous person].
For I am zealous for you with a godly eagerness and a divine jealousy, for I have betrothed you to one Husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body.
Everyone should remain after God calls him in the station or condition of life in which the summons found him.
Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).
For they loved the approval and the praise and the glory that come from men [instead of and] more than the glory that comes from God. [They valued their credit with men more than their credit with God.]
So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.
For all this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.
Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.
If one man wrongs another, God will mediate for him; but if a man wrongs the Lord, who shall intercede for him? Yet they did not listen to their father, for it was the Lord's will to slay them.
But if one loves God truly [ with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [ recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [if we are willing to take human authority], the testimony of God is greater (of stronger authority), for this is the testimony of God, even the witness which He has borne regarding His Son.
This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.
And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
A [consistently] righteous man regards the life of his beast, but even the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; and merciful and devout men are taken away, with no one considering that the uncompromisingly upright and godly person is taken away from the calamity and evil to come [even through wickedness].
We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and a worshiper of Him and does His will, He listens to him.
The father of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall greatly rejoice, and he who becomes the father of a wise child shall have joy in him.
But if anyone teaches otherwise and does not assent to the sound and wholesome messages of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and the teaching which is in agreement with godliness (piety toward God),
The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.
Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones).