The law of the Lord(A) is perfect,(B)
    refreshing the soul.(C)
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,(D)
    making wise the simple.(E)
The precepts of the Lord are right,(F)
    giving joy(G) to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.(H)
The fear of the Lord(I) is pure,
    enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.(J)

10 They are more precious than gold,(K)
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,(L)
    than honey from the honeycomb.(M)
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.(N)
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;(O)
    may they not rule over me.(P)
Then I will be blameless,(Q)
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing(R) in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock(S) and my Redeemer.(T)

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The Wise and Foolish Builders(A)

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice(B) is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

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14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”[a](A)

16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news.(B) For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”[b](C) 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(D) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:15 Isaiah 52:7
  2. Romans 10:16 Isaiah 53:1

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,(A) 15 and how from infancy(B) you have known the Holy Scriptures,(C) which are able to make you wise(D) for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed(E) and is useful for teaching,(F) rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,(G) 17 so that the servant of God[a](H) may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,

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