The Beginning of Knowledge

(A)The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

To know wisdom and instruction,
    to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
    in (B)righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to (C)the simple,
    knowledge and (D)discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and (E)increase in learning,
    and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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25 I have been young, and now am old,
    yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
    or his children (A)begging for bread.
26 He is ever (B)lending generously,
    and his children become a blessing.

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The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now (A)the righteousness of God (B)has been manifested apart from the law, although (C)the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God (D)through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. (E)For there is no distinction: 23 for (F)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 (G)and are justified (H)by his grace as a gift, (I)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God (J)put forward as (K)a propitiation (L)by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in (M)his divine forbearance he had passed over (N)former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 (O)Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith (P)apart from works of the law.

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And (A)he believed the Lord, and (B)he counted it to him as righteousness.

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11 You make known to me (A)the path of life;
    in your presence there is (B)fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are (C)pleasures forevermore.

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10 For a day (A)in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be (B)a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (C)a sun and (D)shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor.
(E)No good thing does he withhold
    from those who (F)walk uprightly.

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