For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care. [^2]
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me —the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?