And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
might. And these words, which I command thee
this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt
teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt
talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and
when thou walkest by the way, and when thou
liest down, and when thou risest up.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My
son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake
not the law of thy mother.
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my
commandments with thee; so that thou incline
thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou
seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for
hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear
of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For
the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh
knowledge and understanding.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a
companion of fools shall be destroyed.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow down
thine ear to my understanding: that thou mayest
regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep
Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear to my
sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes;
keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are
life unto those that find them, and health to all
their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for
out of it are the issues of life. . . . Ponder the path
of thy feet, and let all thy way be established.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when
he is old, he will not depart from it.
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the
children, and the heart of the children to their
fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy
God, and walk after other gods, and serve them
and worship them, I testify against you this day
that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which
the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye
perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the
voice of the Lord your God.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another.
. . . And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to
God and the Father by him.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath:
but bring them up in the nurture and admonition
of the Lord.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be
ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with
meekness and fear:
And He gave. . . for the perfecting of the saints, for
the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the
body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the
faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of Christ: that we henceforth be no more
children, tossed to and fro and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and
cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to
deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow
up into him in all things, which is the head, even
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.
. . . One that ruleth well his own house, having his
children in subjection with all gravity; for if a man
know not how to rule his own house, how shall he
take care of the church of God?
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant
above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he
be as his master and the servant as his lord. . . .
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of
these little ones a cup of cold water only in the
name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall
in no wise lose his reward.
For we dare not . . . compare ourselves with some
that commend themselves: but they measuring
themselves by themselves, and comparing
themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is
in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast
heard of me among many witnesses, the same
commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to
teach others also.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and
godly, in this present world.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children
walk in truth.