The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. … The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth. This
The LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. … He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. … He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. … He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. … Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? … I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in mortals, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
Show me unfailing kindness like the LORD’s kindness as long as I live … May the LORD show you kindness and faithfulness. … He shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.