The Lord said to Joshua: … “Take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan. … In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ … tell them … ‘The hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.’”
Put (your) hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. … May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth. … The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it. … The Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. … Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home. (He) made love to his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So in the course of time (she) became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” … And the Lord was gracious to (her); she gave birth to three sons and
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Offspring a reward from him. … Before I formed you in the womb I knew) you, before you were born I set you apart. … For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. … Your hands made me and formed me.
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. … God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
Before you were born I set you apart. … For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes