(A)You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

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(A)The law of the Lord is perfect,[a]
    (B)reviving the soul;
(C)the testimony of the Lord is (D)sure,
    (E)making wise (F)the simple;
(G)the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is (H)pure,
    (I)enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules[b] of the Lord are (J)true,
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than (K)gold,
    even much (L)fine gold;
(M)sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of (N)the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    (O)in keeping them there is great reward.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 19:7 Or blameless
  2. Psalm 19:9 Or just decrees

20 (A)To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no (B)dawn.

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11 These things I have spoken to you, (A)that my joy may be in you, and that (B)your joy may be full.

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The Purpose of This Book

30 (A)Now Jesus did many other signs (B)in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 (C)but these are written so that you may (D)believe that Jesus is the Christ, (E)the Son of God, and that by believing (F)you may have life (G)in his name.

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11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, (A)examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

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15 and how (A)from childhood you have been acquainted with (B)the sacred writings, (C)which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 (D)All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that (E)the man of God[a] may be complete, (F)equipped (G)for every good work.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression)

And we are writing these things so (A)that our[a] joy may be complete.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 1:4 Some manuscripts your

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