who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent-- the one who does these things will never be moved.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
[A song of ascents.] Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken; it remains forever.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,
godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.
Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.
For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.
I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.
The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.'
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink?
When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You?
When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?'
"And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.'
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.