1 Peter 1:18-19: "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation [empty, foolish, and unprofitable conduct] received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:"


Proverbs 29:2: "
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."


Psalm 49:6-7: "They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:"


Jeremiah 18:5-10: "Then the word of the LORD came to me [Jeremiah], saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them."


2 Corinthians 2:5-8 [the Apostle Paul, in a letter to the Corinthian church]: "But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you [ask urgently] that ye would confirm your love toward him."


Proverbs 27:5: "Open rebuke [an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism] is better than secret love."


Proverbs 17:11: "An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him."


Colossians 1:16-17: "For by him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."


Ecclesiastes 5:2-5: "Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. When thou vowest a vow [make a solemn promise] unto God, defer not to pay it [don't put it off until a later time]; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."


Proverbs 8:13: "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy [exaggerated self-opinion], and the evil way, and the froward [unmanageable] mouth, do I [God] hate."


John 15:7: "If ye abide in me [Jesus], and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will [in prayer], and it shall be done unto you."


Proverbs 21:13: "Whoso[ever] stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard [by God]."


John 16:33: "These things I [Jesus] have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."


Luke 14:31-32: "Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage [a message brought by ambassadors, or the ambassadors themselves], and desireth conditions of peace."


John 13:35: "By this shall all men know that ye [you] are my [Jesus'] disciples, if ye have love one to another."


Philippians 1:21-24 [the Apostle Paul, in a letter to the Philippian church]: "For to me to live is Christ, and  to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot [know] not. For I am in a strait betwixt [between] two [things], having a desire to depart [from this earth], and to be with Christ [Jesus, in heaven]; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide [remain] in the flesh is more needful for you."


Ecclesiastes 7:8: "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."


Psalm 140:12: "I [King David] know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor."


Proverbs 17:28: "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."


Proverbs 23:29-32: "Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go  to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder [venomous snake]."


Romans 5:19: "For as by one man's disobedience [Adam's--by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus--by dying on the cross] shall many be made righteous."


Leviticus 19:29: "Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness."


Joel 3:19: "Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land."


Proverbs 19:5: "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape."


1 John 2:15-17: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father [God] is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."


Psalm 86:3-5: "Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily [in prayer]. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."


Matthew 12:34-37: "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I [Jesus] say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."


Psalm 122:6: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."

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