Though my flesh and my heart should fall; yet the rock of my heart, and my portion will be God for ever.
13 For thou possessest my reins: thou hast covered me in my mothers womb.
14 I will thank thee therefore, that I am so fearfully and wonderfully made: wonderful are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My being was not concealed from thee, when I was made in secret, when I was so to say embroidered in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 My undeveloped substance did thy eyes see; and in thy book were all of them written downthe days which have been formed, while yet not one of them was here.
Hear, O my son, and accept my sayings: and they will increase unto thee the years of life.
He that watcheth his mouth guardeth his soul; but he that openeth wide his lips prepareth himself destruction.
Show me, O Lord, thy ways; teach me thy paths.
He that getteth intelligence loveth his own soul: he that guardeth understanding will find happiness.
Surely, only goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord to the utmost length of days.
The fear of the Lord is the source of life, teaching to avoid the snares of death.
An ornamental crown is the hoary head, on the way of righteousness can it be found.
Let us then know how to number our days, that we may obtain a heart endowed with wisdom.
The days of our years in this life are seventy years; and if by uncommon vigor they be eighty, yet is their greatness trouble and mishap; for it soon hasteneth off, and we fly away.
The Lord will guard thee against all evil: he will guard thy soul.
The Lord will guard thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and for evermore.
Above all that is to be guarded, keep thy heart, for out of it are the issues of life.
Honor thy father and thy mother; in order that thy days may be prolonged upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
I will sing unto the Lord while I live: I will sing praises to my God while I exist.
And the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.
4 Let me know, O Lord, my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: I wish to know when I shall cease to be.
5 Behold, measured out with the span hast thou made my days; and my whole duration is nothing before thee: yea, as nothing but vanity doth every man stand here. Selah.
6 As nothing but a shadowy image doth man walk about, yea, for vanity only do all make a noise: he heapeth up his gains, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Be silent before the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who practices wicked devices.
He that pursueth righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
On the way unto life is he that observeth correction; but he that forsaketh reproof is in error.
For my rock and my stronghold art thou; and for the sake of thy name lead me, and guide me.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek for: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the loveliness of the Lord, and to be every morning early in his temple.
Never will I forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast kept me alive.
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances; that thou mayest live and multiply; and that the Lord thy God may bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
For every thing there is a season; and a proper time is for every pursuit under the heavens.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah.
For with thee is the source of life: in thy light shall we see light.
As the water showeth to the face the reflected face: so doth the heart of man show itself to man.
12 Who is the man that desireth life, loveth many days, that he may see happiness?
13 Guard thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.