Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.