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11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    he bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.

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O fear the Lord, you his holy ones,
    for those who fear him have no want.
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger,
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

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he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly,

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33 But strive first for the kingdom of God[a] and his[b] righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:33 Other ancient authorities lack of God
  2. Matthew 6:33 Or its

19 And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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12 The Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.

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Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.

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Jesus the Light of the World

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

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23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

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18 One who walks in integrity will be safe,
    but whoever follows crooked ways will fall into the Pit.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 28:18 Syr: Heb fall all at once

God’s Covenant with Abram

15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

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God the Glory of Zion

19 The sun shall no longer be
    your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
    give light to you by night;[a]
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun shall no more go down,
    or your moon withdraw itself;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your days of mourning shall be ended.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 60:19 Q Ms Gk Old Latin Tg: MT lacks by night

But you, O Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

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Psalm 27

Triumphant Song of Confidence

Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 27:1 Or refuge

Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
    and speak the truth from their heart;

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I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.

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16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

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17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,

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16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness[a] with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Future Glory

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.

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  1. Romans 8:16 Or 15 a spirit of adoption, by which we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit itself bears witness

Better to be poor and walk in integrity
    than to be crooked in one’s ways even though rich.

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