I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint.
See that you do not reject the One who speaks; for if they did not escape when they rejected Him who warned them on earth, even less will we if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven.
The LORD gives His people strength; the LORD blesses His people with peace.
creating words of praise." The LORD says, "Peace, peace to the one who is far or near, and I will heal him.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. The bow of war will be removed, and He will proclaim peace to the nations. His dominion will extend from sea to sea, from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.
In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were [gathered together] with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, "Peace to you!"
After eight days His disciples were indoors again, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, "Peace to you!"
He sent the message to the sons of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ-- He is Lord of all.
Now everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God."
When [Christ] came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
"Gather My faithful ones to Me, those who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will: To the saints and believers in Christ Jesus at Ephesus.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered.
After this, Jesus found him in the temple complex and said to him, "See, you are well. Do not sin any more, so that something worse doesn't happen to you."
"No one, Lord," she answered. "Neither do I condemn you," said Jesus. "Go, and from now on do not sin any more."]]
God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways."
But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His, and Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from unrighteousness.
For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.
If anyone disregards Moses' law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
How much worse punishment, do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
For if, having escaped the world's impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."
But I have this against you: you have abandoned the love [you had] at first.
Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place-- unless you repent.
As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be committed and repent.
Jacob's sons returned from the field when they heard [about the incident] and were deeply grieved and angry. For Shechem had committed an outrage against Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter, and such a thing should not be done.
My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn't see my lord's young men whom you sent.
A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray.
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.