Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.