Encourage the young men to be self-controlled … The glory of young men is their strength … (but) even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. … Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.
This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD’s sight, for they were treating the LORD’s offering with contempt. … Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to (the prostitute’s) ways or stray into her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. … I will pour out my Spirit. … Your sons will prophesy, … your young men will see visions.
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