Put Your Trust in God

   
Put Your Trust in God  
   
   
15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.  
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.  
3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

Put your trust in God

4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!  
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.  
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.  
7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.  
8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.  
9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.  
10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.  
11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.  
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.  
13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.  
   
   
18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;  
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:  
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.  
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;  
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.  
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.  
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?  
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.  
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.  
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  
15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.  
16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Helpless

17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.  
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Saved not by works but by grace

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.  
20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.  
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.  
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Surrender all things

23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.  
24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!  
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  
26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?  
27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

The mighty God

28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.  
29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,  
30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.  
31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.  
32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

A good shepherd

33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.  
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:  
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.  
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.  
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.  
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.  
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,  
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.  
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.  
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.  
   
   
   
4 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.  
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.  
3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.  
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.  
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.  
6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.  
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.  
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.  
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Temptation

   
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15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.  
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.  
3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.  
4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!  
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.  
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.  
7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.  
8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.  
9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.  
10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.  
11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.  
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.  
13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.  
   
   
   
7 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.  
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.  
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.  
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:  
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.  
6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,  
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,  
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,  
9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:  
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.  
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:  
12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)  
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,  
14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.  
15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.  
16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.  
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.  
19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:  
20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.  
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.  
22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;  
23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.  
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.  
25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.  
26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.  
27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.  

Our Wisdom

 

 

Our Wisdom

 

 

 

16 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

 

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

 

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

 

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

 

5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

 

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

 

7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

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8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

 

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

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10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

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11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

 

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

 

31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

 

 

 

12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

 

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

 

14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

 

Know His Voice

 

 

Know His Voice

 

 

 

 

 

41 I receive not honour from men.

 

42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

 

43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

 

44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

 

45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

 

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

 

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

 

 

 

 

 

15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

 

2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

 

3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

 

4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

 

5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

 

6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

 

7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.

 

8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.

 

9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.

 

10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.

 

11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.

 

12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

 

13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

 

14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

 

 

 

 

 

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

 

All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

 

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it moreabundantly.

 

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

 

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

 

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

 

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

 

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

 

18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

 

 

Chosen

   
Chosen  
   
   
15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.  
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.  
3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.  
4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!  
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.  
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.  
7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.  
8 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.  
9 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.  
10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.  
11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.  
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.  
13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.  
14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.  
15 And the king’s servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.  
16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.  
17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.  
18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.  
   
   
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.  
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.  
17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.  
18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.  
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?  
   
   
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: chosen vessels of destruction , chosen vessels of mercy
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.  
   
   
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?  
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?  
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?  
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:  
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,  
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?  
25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.  
26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.  
27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:  
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.  
29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.  
   
   
70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?  
71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.  
   
   
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. subject to authorities
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:  
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.  
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.  
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.  
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.  
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. follow the love
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  

Hypocrites

   
Hypocrites  
   
   
15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.  
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.  
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.  
4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!  
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.  
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.  
   
   
   
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,  
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.  
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.  
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.  
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?  
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:  
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.  
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.  
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.  
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  
   
   
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:  
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.  
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;  
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.  
   
   
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.  
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:  
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.  
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
   
   
   
2 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.  
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.  
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?  
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?  
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;  
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:  
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,  
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;  
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:  
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.  
   

To Discern

   
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15 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.  
2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.  
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.  
4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!  
5 And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.  
6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.  
   
   
9 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:  
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.  
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,  
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,  
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.  
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.  
7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.  
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.  
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.  
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.  
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.  
12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.  
13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.  
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,  
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:  
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,  
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.  
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.  
   
   
   
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.  
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.  
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.  
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.  
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.  
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.