No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared [him].
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
for a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand [outside of them]. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will rest in the house of the LORD for ever.:
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] near.
Nevertheless, for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them nor forsake them; for thou [art] a gracious and merciful God.
In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us, in that he has given us of his Spirit.
but now in Christ Jesus ye who at another time were far off are made near by the blood of the Christ.
[Pe] [The righteous] cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered them out of all their troubles.
[Tzaddi] The LORD [is] near unto those that are of a broken heart and saves such as are of a contrite spirit.
Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fullness of joy; in thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.:
For the rest, brethren, that ye may have joy, be perfected, have consolation, be of one mind, having peace; and the God of peace and charity shall be with you.
and heal the sick that are therein and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you.
1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah, the son of Oded;
2 and he went out to meet Asa and said unto him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD [is] with you, while ye are with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
3 For many days Israel [has been] without the true God, and without a priest and without a teacher and without law,
4 but when they in their trouble turned unto the LORD God of Israel and sought him, he was found of them.
5 And in those times [there was] no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great destruction upon all the inhabitants of the lands.
6 And one Gentile destroyed the other, and one city the other; for God discomforted them with all adversity.
7 Be ye strong, therefore, and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.
8 And when Asa heard the words and prophecy of Oded, the prophet, he was comforted and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin and out of the cities which he had taken in Mount Ephraim and repaired the altar of the LORD, that [was] before the porch of the LORD.
9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon, for many of Israel had gone over to him, when they saw that the LORD his God [was] with him.
10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
11 And they offered unto the LORD the same day, of the spoil [which] they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
13 that whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
14 And they swore unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting and with trumpets and with shofar.
15 And all those of Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them; and the LORD gave them rest round about.
16 And also [concerning] Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from [being] queen because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa cut down her idol and stamped [it] and burnt [it] at the Brook Kidron.
17 But with all this the high places were not taken away out of Israel; nevertheless, the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated and that he himself had dedicated, silver and gold and vessels.
19 And there was no [more] war until the year thirty-five of the reign of Asa.:
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by every means. The Lord [be] with you all.
One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in his temple.
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face continually.
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:
The LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; let him not leave us nor forsake us
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.