He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things. – The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. – Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. – Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God.
The Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. – And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. – If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. – David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. – God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. – I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, … and am come down to deliver them. … He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. – There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
He is faithful that promised. – Hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? – Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. – The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. – There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth. … They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable.
Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. – I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. – The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. – Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. … The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. – The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. – So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. – For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. … I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. … I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. – They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: for the redemption of their soul is precious. – I have found a ransom. – God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. – Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. – We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. – A ransom for many.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. – I will love them freely. – The Son of God … loved me, and gave himself for me.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. – He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Having made peace through the blood of his cross. … You, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. – In Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
The Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever. – The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. – If they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. – He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. – Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. – Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. – He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life.
It is I; be not afraid. – When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, … thy Savior.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. – Emmanuel, … God with us.
Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. – If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. – Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing. – Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. – Hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. – The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.