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Psalm 119:1-88 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep His testimonies and that seek Him with the whole heart.

They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways.

Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently;

O that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes!

Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.

I will praise Thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned Thy righteous judgments.

I will keep Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly!

How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.

10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee; O let me not wander from Thy commandments!

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.

12 Blessed art Thou, O Lord; teach me Thy statutes.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate on Thy precepts and attend unto Thy ways.

16 I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word.

17 Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live and keep Thy word.

18 Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.

19 I am a stranger on the earth; hide not Thy commandments from me.

20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath for Thy judgments at all times.

21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, that err from Thy commandments.

22 Remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept Thy testimonies.

23 Princes also sat and spoke against me, but Thy servant meditated on Thy statutes.

24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.

25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.

26 I have declared my ways, and Thou heardest me; teach me Thy statutes.

27 Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts; so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works.

28 My soul melteth from heaviness; strengthen Thou me according to Thy word.

29 Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me Thy law graciously.

30 I have chosen the way of truth; Thy judgments have I laid before me.

31 I have held fast unto Thy testimonies; O Lord, put me not to shame.

32 I will run in the way of Thy commandments, when Thou shalt enlarge my heart.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes, and I shall keep it unto the end.

34 Give me understanding and I shall keep Thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments, for therein do I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness;

37 turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken Thou me in Thy way.

38 Establish Thy word unto Thy servant, who is devoted to the fear of Thee.

39 Turn away my reproach which I fear, for Thy judgments are good.

40 Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness.

41 Let Thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even Thy salvation according to Thy word;

42 so shall I have the answer for him that reproacheth me, for I trust in Thy word.

43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I have hoped in Thy judgments.

44 So shall I keep Thy law continually, for ever and ever.

45 And I will walk in liberty, for I seek Thy precepts.

46 I will speak of Thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

47 And I will delight myself in Thy commandments which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate on Thy statutes.

49 Remember the word unto Thy servant, upon which Thou hast caused me to hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for Thy word hath quickened me.

51 The proud have held me greatly in derision, yet have I not departed from Thy law.

52 I remembered Thy judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.

53 Horror hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.

54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

55 I have remembered Thy name, O Lord, in the night and have kept Thy law.

56 This I had, because I kept Thy precepts.

57 Thou art my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Thy words.

58 I entreated Thy favor with my whole heart; be merciful unto me according to Thy word.

59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.

60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep Thy commandments.

61 The cords of the wicked have robbed me, but I have not forgotten Thy law.

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee, because of Thy righteous judgments.

63 I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that keep Thy precepts.

64 The earth, O Lord, is full of Thy mercy; teach me Thy statutes.

65 Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O Lord, according to Thy word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I have believed Thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now have I kept Thy word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.

69 The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep Thy precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in Thy law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Thy statutes.

72 The law of Thy mouth is better for me than thousands of gold and silver.

73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.

74 They that fear Thee will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in Thy word.

75 I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

76 Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to Thy word unto Thy servant.

77 Let Thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for Thy law is my delight.

78 Let the proud be ashamed, for they dealt perversely with me without cause; but I will meditate on Thy precepts.

79 Let those that fear Thee turn unto me, and those that have known Thy testimonies.

80 Let my heart be sound in Thy statutes, that I not be ashamed.

81 My soul fainteth for Thy salvation, but I hope in Thy word.

82 Mine eyes fail from seeking Thy word, saying, “When wilt Thou comfort me?”

83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet do I not forget Thy statutes.

84 How many are the days of Thy servant? When wilt Thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

85 The proud have dug pits for me, which is not according to Thy law.

86 All Thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help Thou me!

87 They had almost consumed me from the earth, but I forsook not Thy precepts.

88 Quicken me according to Thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of Thy mouth.

1 Corinthians 7:20-40 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

20 Let every man abide in the same calling as when he was called.

21 Art thou a servant when called? Be not concerned; but if thou mayest be made free, then make use of it.

22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

23 Ye are bought with a price; be ye not the servants of men.

24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord, yet I give my judgment as one who hath obtained mercy from the Lord to be faithful.

26 I suppose therefore that in this present distress, I say, it is good for a man so to be.

27 Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

28 But if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren: the time is short. It remaineth that those who have wives should be as though they had none;

30 and those who weep, as though they wept not; and those who rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and those who buy, as though they possessed not;

31 and those who use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you be without cares. He that is unmarried careth for the things which belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord;

33 but he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

34 There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

35 And this I speak for your own profit, not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and so that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age and need so require, let him do what he will—he sinneth not: let them marry.

37 Nevertheless, he that standeth steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well, but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth. But if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will, but only in the Lord.

40 But she is happier if she so remain, in my judgment; and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.


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