Sensible people control their temper;
they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
Proverbs 19:11 (New Living Translation)
A man’s wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)
Smart people know how to hold their tongue;
their grandeur is to forgive and forget.
Proverbs 19:11 (The Message)
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (New Living Translation)
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (New International Version)
Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and love without stopping.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (The Message)
Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.
Ephesians 1:4 (The Message)
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
Ephesians 1:4 (New International Version)
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Ephesians 1:4 (New Living Translation)
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (New Living Translation)
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (New International Version)
Even when the way goes through
I’m not afraid
when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
makes me feel secure.
Psalm 23:4 (The Message)
When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
Romans 1:12 (New Living Translation)
That is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
Romans 1:12 (New International Version)
I so want to be there to deliver God’s gift in person and watch you grow stronger right before my eyes! But don’t think I’m not expecting to get something out of this, too! You have as much to give me as I do to you.
Romans 1:12 (The Message)
Then this message came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the
world. Is anything too hard for me?”
Jeremiah 32:26-27 (New Living Translation)
Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”
Jeremiah 32:26-27 (New King James Version)
Then God’s Message came again to Jeremiah: “Stay alert! I am God, the God of everything living. Is there anything I can’t do?”
Jeremiah 32:26-27 (The Message)
The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
Psalm 28:7 (New Living Translation)
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 28:7 (New International Version)
He proved he’s on my side;
I’ve thrown my lot in with him.
Now I’m jumping for joy,
and shouting and singing my thanks to him.
Psalm 28:7 (The Message)