There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. – I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
In my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. … Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O Lord: and unto the Lord I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. – Sorrow shall be turned into joy. – Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
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. … We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. – For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. – I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. – If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.
They took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified him. – The bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. – The fellowship of his sufferings.
Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. – Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. … Mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. – O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves, … which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, … groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. – Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.
Shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. – For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Christ … hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor. – Unto you therefore which believe he is precious. – God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. – In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. – The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. – The house was filled with the odor of the ointment. – They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. – Emmanuel … God with us. – His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. – O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it?
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee.
Peter … walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. – They that are in the flesh cannot please God.
To will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. – We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. – God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. – The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; … Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. – Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. – Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
The man Christ Jesus. – Made in the likeness of men: … found in fashion as a man. – Forasmuch … as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. – Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. – What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? – He raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. – In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God.