Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
Be not over-righteous, nor show thyself too wise, why art thou desolate?
If He doth set on him His heart, His spirit and his breath unto Him He gathereth.
Stedfast is the word; and concerning these things I counsel thee to affirm fully, that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works -- who have believed God; these are the good and profitable things to men,
that ye may not become slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patient endurance are inheriting the promises.
God is a Spirit, and those worshipping Him, in spirit and truth it doth behove to worship.'
and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;
Though a sinner is doing evil a hundred times, and prolonging himself for it, surely also I know that there is good to those fearing God, who fear before Him.
And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
And Moses commandeth, and they cause a voice to pass over through the camp, saying, 'Let not man or woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary;' and the people are restrained from bringing,
Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,
God they profess to know, and in the works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work disapproved.
A sectarian man, after a first and second admonition be rejecting,
And having seen the multitudes, he went up to the mount, and he having sat down, his disciples came to him,
(and He manifested in proper times His word,) in preaching, which I was entrusted with, according to a charge of God our Saviour,
And I -- in Jehovah I do watch, I do wait for the God of my salvation, Hear me doth my God.
As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders.
and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
of no one to speak evil, not to be quarrelsome -- gentle, showing all meekness to all men,
Dost thou give to the horse might? Dost thou clothe his neck with a mane?
Expire doth all flesh together, And man to dust returneth.
all things, indeed, are pure to the pure, and to the defiled and unstedfast is nothing pure, but of them defiled are even the mind and the conscience;
Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?
and foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about law, stand away from -- for they are unprofitable and vain.
2 Corinthians 10:5
reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ,
and this having said, he breathed on them, and saith to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit;
The day to build thy walls! That day -- removed is the limit.
Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.
and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were magnifying them,
For unto God hath any said: 'I have taken away, I do not corruptly,
For the work of man he repayeth to him, And according to the path of each He doth cause him to find.
And they having heard, were cut to the heart, and were taking counsel to slay them,
A certain one of them, a prophet of their own, said -- 'Cretans! always liars, evil beasts, lazy bellies!'
Therefore, O men of heart, hearken to me; Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Mighty to do perverseness:
which He poured upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment.
and now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone, because if this counsel or this work may be of men, it will be overthrown,
And through the hands of the apostles came many signs and wonders among the people, and they were with one accord all in the porch of Solomon;
Binding up the waters in His thick clouds, And the cloud is not rent under them.
By His power He hath quieted the sea, And by His understanding smitten the proud.