The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.
A foolish person finds pleasure in doing evil things. But a man who has understanding takes delight in wisdom.
Who is like a wise man? Who knows how to explain things? Wisdom makes a man’s face bright. It softens the look on his face.
Let Christ’s word live in you like a rich treasure. Teach and correct each other wisely. Sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing with thanks in your hearts to God.
Those whose hearts understand what is right get knowledge. The ears of those who are wise listen for it.
If any of you need wisdom, ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone. He doesn’t find fault.
Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us because we belong to Christ. God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us.