"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
"Cease [striving] and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.
Just as a father has compassion on [his] children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up [a song] for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up [with] wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil [one].
"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.