At night I remember my music; I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.
[A Davidic prayer.] LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer-- from lips free of deceit.
Foreigners submit to me grudgingly; as soon as they hear, they obey me.
Say to God, "How awe-inspiring are Your works! Your enemies will cringe before You because of Your great strength.
Those who hate the LORD would pretend submission to Him; their doom would last forever.
Yet in spite of all this, her treacherous sister Judah didn't return to Me with all her heart-- only in pretense." [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, "Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him."
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,
Now the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
By obedience to the truth, having purified yourselves for sincere love of the brothers, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
Turn to me and be gracious to me. Give Your strength to Your servant; save the son of Your female servant.
LORD, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds.
Then he went on to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman, but his father was a Greek.
and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.
For the king knows about these matters. It is to him I am actually speaking boldly. For I'm not convinced that any of these things escapes his notice, since this was not done in a corner!
because he was fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
One person considers one day to be above another day. Someone else considers every day to be the same. Each one must be fully convinced in his own mind.
(I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean.)
Now, my brothers, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.