Most Relevant Verses
"Now therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning this city of which you say, 'It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine and by pestilence.'
Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Just as I purposed to do harm to you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and I have not relented,
you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God " They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.
Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
"Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.
What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.
He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered.
On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.