For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision amounts to anything, but faith working through love.
29 “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day.”
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine;
Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
Since you have been precious and honored in my sight, and I have loved you, therefore I will give people in your place, and nations instead of your life.
“Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins ? Not one of them is forgotten by God.
But the very hairs of your head are all counted. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and Yahweh’s glory has risen on you!
Who can find a worthy woman? For her value is far above rubies.
But these things don’t count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?