For Ezra had directed his heart to inquire in the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and ordinances.
And the word of the Lord came unto Zechariah, saying,
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither, but water the earth, and render it fruitful, and cause it to bring forth plants; and give seed to the sower and bread to him that eateth:
So shall ever be my word which goeth forth from my mouth, it shall not return unto me without effect; but it accomplisheth what I desire, and it prospereth in that whereto I have sent it.
BETH. Wherewithal shall a youth keep his way pure? by guarding it according to thy word.
The summit of thy word is truth: and the whole of thy righteous judgment endureth for ever.
And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying,
And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, saying,
1 The Spirit of the Lord Eternal is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to announce good tidings unto the meek: he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim to captives Liberty, and to prisoners Release;
2 To proclaim a year of favor of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all mourners;
3 To grant unto the mourners of Zion,to give unto them ornament in the place of ashes, oil of gladness in the place of mourning, garments of praise in the place of a grieved spirit; that they may be called, Oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
Every saying of God is purified: he is a shield unto those that put their trust in him.
Do not add aught unto his words: lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying,
The prophecy of the word of the Lord to Israel by means of Malachi.