a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.
“Do your work for six days but rest on the seventh day so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave as well as the foreign resident may be refreshed.
Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
the doors at the street are shut
while the sound of the mill fades;
when one rises at the sound of a bird,
and all the daughters of song grow faint.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
2 Thessalonians 1:7
and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
The Ephraimite archers turned back
on the day of battle.
The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life,
searching the innermost parts.
2 Corinthians 7:5
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.
For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:
“You will be delivered by returning and resting;
your strength will lie in quiet confidence.
But you are not willing.”
They conquered him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not love their lives
in the face of death.
He doesn’t let me catch my breath
but soaks me with bitter experiences.
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
I will instruct you and show you the way to go;
with My eye on you, I will give counsel.
Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;
but a man of understanding draws it out.
Do not make the land unclean where you live and where I reside; for I, Yahweh, reside among the Israelites.”
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest in my spirit because I did not find my brother Titus, but I said good-bye to them and left for Macedonia.
Turn, Lord! Rescue me;
save me because of Your faithful love.
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,
and those who hold on to her are happy.
He ordered that the centurion keep Paul under guard, though he could have some freedom, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from serving him.
2 Corinthians 8:13
It is not that there may be relief for others and hardship for you, but it is a question of equality—
This will be healing for your body
and strengthening for your bones.
And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty,
but who can find a trustworthy man?
1 Corinthians 13:13
Now these three remain:
faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “This is the Sabbath! It’s illegal for you to pick up your mat.”
“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not based on human thought.
“If a man is discovered kidnapping one of his Israelite brothers, whether he treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from you.
One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.
They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.
Even a young man is known by his actions—
if his behavior is pure and upright.
It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.