making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
Light dawns for the righteous, gladness for the upright in heart.
[Your] life will be brighter than noonday; [its] darkness will be like the morning.
Who among you fears the LORD, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD; let him lean on his God.
and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will stand up; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the LORD's rage until He argues my case and establishes justice for me. He will bring me into the light; I will see His salvation.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness.
he is gracious
Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.
Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: although He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.
And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
for the fruit of the light [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth--
Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-- not as unwise people but as wise--
Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must [forgive].
For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people,
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
If you know that He is righteous, you know this as well: everyone who does what is right has been born of Him.
Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.
This is how God's children-- and the Devil's children-- are made evident. Whoever does not do what is right is not of God, especially the one who does not love his brother.