He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him

Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. … Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. Continue reading

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May God Almighty bless you, make you fruitful, and increase your numbers

The LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth. … They are the children God has graciously given. … Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Continue reading

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The two will become one flesh

Since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. Continue reading

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The people of this age marry and are given in marriage

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Continue reading

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Live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature

Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Continue reading

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I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl

You have heard that it was said, “Do not commit adultery.” But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Continue reading

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Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Continue reading

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Do not hold back offerings

Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Continue reading

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Diligent hands will rule

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. … The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt. … A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. … All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. … One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. Continue reading

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Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord

Keep watch over the door of my lips. … Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Continue reading

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