Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise:
Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
If he only thought of himself, and gathered unto him his spirit and his breath,
The word is faithful, and I desire that thou insist strenuously on these things, that they who have believed God may take care to pay diligent attention to good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.
God is a spirit; and they who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.
Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt:
Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days, yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, because they fear before him;
When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth his face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;
Then Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed through the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary! So the people were restrained from bringing;
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;
They profess to know God, but in works deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and found worthless as to every good work.
An heretical man after a first and second admonition have done with,
But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and having sat down, his disciples came to him;
but has manifested in its own due season his word, in the proclamation with which I have been entrusted, according to the commandment of our Saviour God;
But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others,
but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.
to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.
Hast thou given strength to the horse? hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?
All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust.
All things are pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just?
But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the law, shun; for they are unprofitable and vain.
2 Corinthians 10:5
overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ;
And having said this, he breathed into them, and says to them, Receive the Holy Spirit:
In the day when thy walls shall be built, on that day shall the established limit recede.
Look unto the heavens and see; and survey the skies: they are higher than thou.
but of the rest durst no man join them, but the people magnified them;
For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;
For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to his way.
But they, when they heard these things, were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them.
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons.
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty!
which he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment.
And now I say to you, Withdraw from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or this work have its origin from men, it will be destroyed;
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch,
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.
He stirreth up the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.