that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever
circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know
how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the
secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering
is an appointed time for everything. There is a time for every event under
heaven--a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to
uproot what is planted.
time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build up. A
time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.
time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time
to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; a time to
keep and a time to throw away.
time to tear apart and a time to sew together; a time to be silent and a time
to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for
arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause
consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. A
man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word!"
I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living
and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your
mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and
acceptable and perfect."
can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and
without reproach, and it will be given to him. He must ask in faith without any
doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed
by the wind."
prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays folly."