He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted ones with justice.
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, and the hills, righteousness.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; faithful love and truth go before You.
Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the LORD's glory will be your rear guard.
Help me stay on the path of Your commands, for I take pleasure in it.
and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave;
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life-- a ransom for many."
So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.
"I assure you: A slave is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him.
We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.
and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
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.
Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage.
Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-- even to death on a cross.
Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us,
keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God's throne.
Household slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.
For it [brings] favor if, because of conscience toward God, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.
For what credit is there if you endure when you sin and are beaten? But when you do good and suffer, if you endure, it brings favor with God.
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth;
when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounding you have been healed.
Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same resolve-- because the One who suffered in the flesh has finished with sin--
the one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.