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. – We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. – 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.
He careth for you. – The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. … The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. – Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. – Who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! – As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?
If any man love God, the same is known of him. – The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. – The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. – Thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me. … And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. – Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. – The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
The God of all grace, … hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.
The chief Shepherd. – I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. … 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.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. – I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. – I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick. – Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. – Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. – The Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. … And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. – He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. – A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.
The Lord knoweth them that are his. – I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep. … 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.
Since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. – Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit. – Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you. – My beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: … I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. – I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him. – Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, when he led thee by the way?
He arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. – I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The love of the Spirit. – The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost. – In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. – After that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. – This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking. – Who is like unto the Lord our God, … who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. – Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. – Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. – We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.