Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an examplefor the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.