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1 Peter 2:15-16For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. [Act] as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but [use it] as bondslaves of God.

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Job chapter 28

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"Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold.
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"Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.
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"[Man] puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
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"He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten by the foot; They hang and swing to and fro far from men.
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"The earth, from it comes food, And underneath it is turned up as fire.
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"Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust [contains] gold.
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"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.
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"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the [fierce] lion passed over it.
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"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.
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"He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
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"He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
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"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
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"Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
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"The deep says, 'It is not in me'; And the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
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"Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it, Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
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"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.
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"Gold or glass cannot equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
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"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above [that of] pearls.
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"The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
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"Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
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"Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.
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"Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
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"God understands its way, And He knows its place.
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"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
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"When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,
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When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,
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Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.
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"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Job chapter 29

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And Job again took up his discourse and said,
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"Oh that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God watched over me;
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When His lamp shone over my head, [And] by His light I walked through darkness;
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As I was in the prime of my days, When the friendship of God [was] over my tent;
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When the Almighty was yet with me, [And] my children were around me;
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When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!
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"When I went out to the gate of the city, When I took my seat in the square,
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The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose [and] stood.
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"The princes stopped talking And put [their] hands on their mouths;
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The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.
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"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
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Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.
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"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.
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"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
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"I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.
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"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
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"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.
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"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply [my] days as the sand.
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'My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.
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'My glory is [ever] new with me, And my bow is renewed in my hand.'
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"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
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"After my words they did not speak again, And my speech dropped on them.
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"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
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"I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.
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"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.

Galatians chapter 1

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Paul, an apostle (not [sent] from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead),
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and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
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who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
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to whom [be] the glory forevermore. Amen.
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I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;
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which is [really] not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
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But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
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As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
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For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
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For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
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For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but [I received it] through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;
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and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
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But when God, who had set me apart [even] from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
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to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,
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nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
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Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days.
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But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
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(Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.)
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Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
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I was [still] unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ;
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but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy."
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And they were glorifying God because of me.

Galatians chapter 2

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Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also.
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It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but [I did so] in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
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But not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
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But [it was] because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.
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But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you.
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But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)-- well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
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But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter [had been] to the circumcised
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(for He who effectually worked for Peter in [his] apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),
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and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we [might] [go] to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
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[They] only [asked] us to remember the poor-- the very thing I also was eager to do.
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But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
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For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he [began] to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.
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The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
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But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how [is it that] you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?
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"We [are] Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
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nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
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"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!
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"For if I rebuild what I have [once] destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
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"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
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"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the [life] which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
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"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness [comes] through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."