Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things?
Song of Songs
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy. … Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
To the one who is victorious, I will give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
The mighty one. … The One he loves. … Overseer of your souls.
Heir of all things. … Our great high priest. … A priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
The people were amazed at his teaching. … They were astonished at his teaching.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. … The foreigners residing among you must be treated as your native-born. … Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Let the (young women) praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted.
Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness. Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But