My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts … Be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
Provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. … Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting. … Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” … A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God.
All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless … The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin … For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
The joy of the Lord is your strength … The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace … Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always … The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod? … There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death … The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love … The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made … The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does … The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.