SONG OF SOLOMON 77:1 How beautiful are your feet in sandals,O noble daughter!Your rounded thighs are like jewels,the work of a master hand. 2 Your navel is a rounded bowlthat never lacks mixed wine.Your belly is a heap of wheat,encircled with lilies. 3 Your two breasts are like two fawns,twins of a gazelle. 4 Your neck is like an ivory tower.Your eyes are pools in Heshbon,by the gate of Bath-rabbim.Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon,which looks toward Damascus. 5 Your head crowns you like Carmel,and your flowing locks are like purple;a king is held captive in the tresses.
SONG OF SOLOMON 8Longing for Her Beloved8:1 Oh that you were like a brother to mewho nursed at my mother’s breasts!If I found you outside, I would kiss you,and none would despise me. 2 I would lead you and bring youinto the house of my mother—she who used to teach me.I would give you spiced wine to drink,the juice of my pomegranate. 3 His left hand is under my head,and his right hand embraces me! 4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,that you not stir up or awaken loveuntil it pleases.
PROVERBS 2The Value of Wisdom2:1 My son, if you receive my wordsand treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdomand inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insightand raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silverand search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lordand find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom;from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justiceand watching over the way of his saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justiceand equity, every good path; 10 for wisdom will come into your heart,and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11 discretion will watch over you,understanding will guard you, 12 delivering you from the way of evil,from men of perverted speech, 13 who forsake the paths of uprightnessto walk in the ways of darkness, 14 who rejoice in doing eviland delight in the perverseness of evil, 15 men whose paths are crooked,and who are devious in their ways.
2 TIMOTHY 3Godlessness in the Last Days 3:1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
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