how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the godless but for a moment?
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!"
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me:
Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it
if his heart hasn't blessed me, if he hasn't been warmed with my sheep's fleece;
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,
that the godless man may not reign, that there be no one to ensnare the people.
How much less when you say you don't see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!
"But those who are godless in heart lay up anger. They don't cry for help when he binds them.
So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.
Who knows? He may turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal offering and a drink offering to the LORD, your God.
Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.
The same came to him by night, and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him."
Jesus answered him, "Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can't see the Kingdom of God."
Jesus answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God!
John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe."
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day.
Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves.
He said, "For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to him by my Father."
"Does our law judge a man, unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?"
I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins."
I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe. Nevertheless, let's go to him."
they took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet him, and cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!"
Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they didn't confess it, so that they wouldn't be put out of the synagogue,
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
Jesus answered, "You would have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above. Therefore he who delivered me to you has greater sin."
The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed."
Nevertheless the men rowed hard to get them back to the land; but they could not, for the sea grew more and more stormy against them.
The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
It shall be that whoever goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood will be on his head, and we will be guiltless. Whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand is on him.
But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."
Therefore the children of Israel can't stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction. I will not be with you any more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.
All Israel, and their elders and officers, and their judges, stood on this side of the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, who carried the ark of the LORD's covenant, the foreigner as well as the native; half of them in front of Mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, that they should bless the people of Israel.
Afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
Nevertheless the children of Israel didn't drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
Nevertheless, my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
She said, "Give me a blessing. Because you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
The children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me just one lot and one part for an inheritance, since I am a great people, because the LORD has blessed me so far?"
So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan; but to the other half gave Joshua among their brothers beyond the Jordan westward. Moreover when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them,
The thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spoke no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad lived.
but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand.
Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,
She said to him, "Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Naphtali didn't drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth Anath; but he lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh and of Beth Anath became subject to forced labor.
She said, "I will surely go with you: nevertheless, the journey that you take shall not be for your honor; for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman." Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
"Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, the LORD!
My heart is toward the governors of Israel, who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD!
"Jael shall be blessed above women, the wife of Heber the Kenite; blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
The woman bore a son, and named him Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
Samson said to them, "This time I will be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I harm them."
He said to his mother, "The eleven hundred [pieces] of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it." His mother said, "Blessed be my son of the LORD."
They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause.
We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.
Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings.
Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people.
"'Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because he chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.
Nevertheless a spring or a cistern in which water is a gathered shall be clean: but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean.
then the priest shall examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.
If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
"'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impurity: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
the person that touches any such shall be unclean until the evening, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he bathe his body in water.
then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for the three years.
"'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.
They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women!"
She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord!"
for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and worked redemption for his people;
then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.
He said to them, "Doubtless you will tell me this parable, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.'"
He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
Blessed is he who is not offended by me."
But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people."
He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,
It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!"
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them.
They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.
Blessed is that servant whom his lord will find doing so when he comes.
I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.
I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."
Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, for it can't be that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem.'
Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
and you will be blessed, because they don't have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous."
When one of those who sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who will feast in the Kingdom of God!"
Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?
I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!"
They asked him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up children for his brother.
There were therefore seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless.
The second took her as wife, and he died childless.
saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."
For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
It happened, while he blessed them, that he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven.
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name," says the LORD of Armies, "then will I send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.
I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says the LORD of Armies.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this," says the LORD of Armies, "if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough for.
"All nations shall call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of Armies.
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.
It's like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth,
He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke the loaves, and he gave to his disciples to set before them, and he divided the two fish among them all.
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, don't eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.
They don't eat when they come from the marketplace, unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.)
They had a few small fish. Having blessed them, he said to serve these also.
He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.
As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body."
But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
There were also women watching from afar, among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."
Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?
But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.
But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it.
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."
and said, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
The multitudes who went before him, and who followed kept shouting, "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless.
For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.
Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes.
Then the King will tell those on his right hand, 'Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what you desire."
Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cup can't pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done."
Jesus said to him, "You have said it. Nevertheless, I tell you, after this you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of the sky."
Shall it be said, O house of Jacob: "Is the Spirit of the LORD angry? Are these his doings? Don't my words do good to him who walks blamelessly?"
You drive the women of my people out from their pleasant houses; from their young children you take away my blessing forever.
Cush and Egypt were her boundless strength. Put and Libya were her helpers.
There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty?
and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. All the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the lifting up of their hands. They bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, [and] Pethahiah, said, "Stand up and bless the LORD your God from everlasting to everlasting! Bessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise!
"Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their back, and killed your prophets that testified against them to turn them again to you, and they committed awful blasphemies.
"Nevertheless in your manifold mercies you did not make a full end of them, nor forsake them; for you are a gracious and merciful God.
The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
because they didn't meet the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, to curse them: however our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Didn't Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless foreign women caused even him to sin.
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,
'the LORD bless you, and keep you.
"So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless them."
But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, didn't depart out of the camp.
Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer to the LORD, both of man and animal shall be yours: nevertheless you shall surely redeem the firstborn of man, and you shall redeem the firstborn of unclean animals.
Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people; for they are blessed."
Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times. Unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I would have killed you, and saved her alive."
Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."
Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.
Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all."
When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he didn't go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."
Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.
Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, until Asshur carries you away captive."
To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to everyone according to those who were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given.
everything that may withstand the fire, you shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that doesn't withstand the fire you shall make to go through the water.
and the land is subdued before the LORD; then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless towards the LORD, and towards Israel; and this land shall be to you for a possession before the LORD.
You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: wherever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
who once was useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me.
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,
I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
Nevertheless, to the extent that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule. Let us be of the same mind.
For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
the LORD's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.
For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;
"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.
Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.
the LORD's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.
By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.
People curse someone who withholds grain, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in the LORD is blessed.
A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.
He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.
Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a rich blessing will come on them.
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.
Blessed is the man who always fears; but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.