6Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For Love is strong as Death, longing is fierce as Sheol. Its arrows are arrows of fire, flames of the divine. 7 Deep waters cannot quench love, nor rivers sweep it away. Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly despised.
song of Songs 8:6-7
1 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still, Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her salvation like a burning torch. 2Nations shall behold your vindication, and all kings your glory; You shall be called by a new name bestowed by the mouth of the LORD. 3You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4No more shall you be called “Forsaken,” nor your land called “Desolate,” But you shall be called “My Delight is in her,” and your land “Espoused.” For the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be espoused. 5For as a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you.
11For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.
1 Now I am sending my messenger—he will prepare the way before me; And the lord whom you seek will come suddenly to his temple; The messenger of the covenant whom you desire—see, he is coming! says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand firm when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire, like fullers’ lye. 3 He will sit refining and purifying silver, and he will purify the Levites, Refining them like gold or silver, that they may bring offerings to the LORD in righteousness.
4 Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! 5Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.
1Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth; He had no majestic bearing to catch our eye, no beauty to draw us to him. 3He was spurned and avoided by men, a man of suffering, knowing pain, Like one from whom you turn your face, spurned, and we held him in no esteem. 4Yet it was our pain that he bore, our sufferings he endured. We thought of him as stricken, struck down by God* and afflicted, 5But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed. 6We had all gone astray like sheep, all following our own way; But the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all. 7Though harshly treated, he submitted and did not open his mouth; Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8Seized and condemned, he was taken away. Who would have thought any more of his destiny? For he was cut off from the land of the living, struck for the sins of his people. 9He was given a grave among the wicked, a burial place with evildoers, Though he had done no wrong, nor was deceit found in his mouth. 10But it was the LORD’s will to crush him with pain. By making his life as a reparation offering, he shall see his offspring, shall lengthen his days, and the LORD’s will shall be accomplished through him. 11Because of his anguish he shall see the light; because of his knowledge he shall be content; My servant, the just one, shall justify the many, their iniquity he shall bear. 12Therefore I will give him his portion among the many, and he shall divide the spoils with the mighty, Because he surrendered himself to death, was counted among the transgressors, Bore the sins of many, and interceded for the transgressors.
2Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
8Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 And I will give them another heart and a new spirit I will put within them. From their bodies I will remove the hearts of stone, and give them hearts of flesh,
25As for me, I know that my vindicator lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust. 26This will happen when my skin has been stripped off, and from my flesh I will see God:
1 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. 2Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service has ended, that her guilt is expiated, That she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins. 3A voice proclaims: In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! 4Every valley shall be lifted up, every mountain and hill made low; The rugged land shall be a plain, the rough country, a broad valley. 5Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
1All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, buy grain and eat; Come, buy grain without money, wine and milk without cost!
13As the visions during the night continued, I saw coming with the clouds of heaven One like a son of man. When he reached the Ancient of Days and was presented before him, 14He received dominion, splendor, and kingship; all nations, peoples and tongues will serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, his kingship, one that shall not be destroyed.
6 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. 7Let the wicked forsake their way, and sinners their thoughts; Let them turn to the LORD to find mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
14if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; 6In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.
24For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion, and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity. 25 For she is a breath of the might of God and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled can enter into her. 26For she is the reflection of eternal light, the spotless mirror of the power of God, the image of his goodness. 27Although she is one, she can do all things, and she renews everything while herself perduring; Passing into holy souls from age to age, she produces friends of God and prophets.
10The beginning of wisdom is fear of the LORD, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
21He said, “Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I go back there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD!”
1 It shall come to pass I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 2Even upon your male and female servants, in those days, I will pour out my spirit.
9Exult greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! Behold: your king is coming to you, a just savior is he, Humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
1 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. 2A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. 3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. 5A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. 6A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. 7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. 8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them. I will multiply them and put my sanctuary among them forever.27My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28Then the nations shall know that I, the LORD, make Israel holy, by putting my sanctuary among them forever.
1 Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you.
14Even if you now remain silent, relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another source; but you and your father’s house will perish. Who knows—perhaps it was for a time like this that you became queen?”
1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, release to the prisoners, 2To announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God; To comfort all who mourn; 3to place on those who mourn in Zion a diadem instead of ashes, To give them oil of gladness instead of mourning, a glorious mantle instead of a faint spirit.