You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. … So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. … No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
He was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. He remembered that they were but flesh. … A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples. … Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them.
He ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. … Now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name. … Those who accepted his message were baptized.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. … Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home. (He) made love to his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So in the course of time (she) became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” … And the Lord was gracious to (her); she gave birth to three sons and
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
Let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days.
The Lord, the Lord himself, has become my salvation. … You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.