Song of Solomon 5-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse;
(To His Friends)
Eat, O friends!
The Shulamite’s Troubled Evening
2 I sleep, but my heart is awake;
6 I opened for my beloved,
The Daughters of Jerusalem
9 What is your beloved
10 My beloved is white and ruddy,
14 His hands are rods of gold
The Daughters of Jerusalem
6 Where has your beloved gone,
2 My beloved has gone to his garden,
Praise of the Shulamite’s Beauty
4 O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah,
8 There are sixty queens
10 Who is she who looks forth as the morning,
11 I went down to the garden of nuts
The Beloved and His Friends
13 Return, return, O Shulamite;
What would you see in the Shulamite—
Expressions of Praise
7 How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
6 How fair and how pleasant you are,
The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved,
11 Come, my beloved,
8 Oh, that you were like my brother,
(To the Daughters of Jerusalem)
3 His left hand is under my head,
Love Renewed in Lebanon
5 Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
I awakened you under the apple tree.
The Shulamite to Her Beloved
7 Many waters cannot quench love,
The Shulamite’s Brothers
8 We have a little sister,
10 I am a wall,
12 My own vineyard is before me.
13 You who dwell in the gardens,
14 Make haste, my beloved,
2 Corinthians 9 New King James Version (NKJV)
Administering the Gift
9 Now concerning the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you; 2 for I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority. 3 Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this respect, that, as I said, you may be ready; 4 lest if some Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to mention you!) should be ashamed of this confident boasting.[a] 5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.
The Cheerful Giver
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad,
10 Now may[c] He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Psalm 51 New King James Version (NKJV)
A Prayer of Repentance
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51 Have mercy upon me, O God,
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Proverbs 22:24-25 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 Make no friendship with an angry man,
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