When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.
Then it says, "I will go back to my home that I left.' When it arrives, it finds it empty, swept clean, and put in order.
"But if that wicked servant says to himself, "My master has been delayed,'
because she had been saying, "If I can just touch his robe, I will get well."
Now the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and told himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who is touching him and what kind of woman she is. She's a sinner!"
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'
But if that servant says to himself, "My master is taking a long time to come back,' and begins to beat the other servants and to eat, drink, and get drunk,
"Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!
"Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg.
1 Corinthians 14:28
If an interpreter is not present, the speaker should remain silent in the church and speak to himself and God.
Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good.
That's why Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, "After I'm so old and my husband is old, too, am I going to have sex?"
Then she went and sat by herself about a distance of a bowshot away, because she kept saying to herself, "I can't bear to watch the child die!" That's why she sat a short distance away, crying aloud and weeping.
So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob because of the way his father had blessed him. Esau kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob."
I told myself, "I have become greater and wiser than anyone who ruled before me in Jerusalem yes, I have acquired a great deal of wisdom and knowledge."
I told myself, "I will test you with pleasure, so enjoy yourself." But this was pointless.