When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. … I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. … I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. … Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.
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.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those
For you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. … But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. … “Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles. … I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. … The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. … The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion
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.