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doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him ; for we shall see Him as He is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads:
They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
In Thy presence is fullness of joy i at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.
Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not; whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the deviL
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that ye should love one another.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her : and happy is every one that retaineth her.
The Lord by wisdom hath founded theearth; by understanding hath He established the heavens.
By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion :
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid : yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep' shall be sweet.
Remember now thy Creater in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, 01 the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
And the doors shall be shut" in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and He shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, He still taught the people knowledge ; yea, He gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
And further, by these, My son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Leader. My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments :
Response. For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
L. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
R. So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord ; neither be weary of His correction :
For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding:
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.