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  1. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

  2. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not covet,' and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' Love does no harm to its neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law. (Romans 13:8-10)

  3. If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbour as yourself,' you are doing right. But if you show fa­vouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers. (James 2:8,9)

  4. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:8-11)

  5. What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Sup­pose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by ac­tion, is dead. You see that people are justified by what they do and not by faith alone. (James 2:14-17,24)

  6. If we say we love God yet hate a brother or sister, we are liars. For if we do not love a fellow-believer, whom we have seen, we cannot love God, whom we have not seen. And he has given us this command: those who love God must also love one an­other. (1 John 4:20,21)

  7. Anyone who hates a fellow-believer is a murderer, and you know that no murderers have eternal life in them. (1 John 3:15)

  8. He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

  9. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, what­ever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

  10. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. (Ephesians 4:31)

  11. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)

  12. Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. (1 Peter 2:1)

  13. For, 'Whoever among you would love life and see good days must keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.' (1 Peter 3:10)

  14. But I tell you that people will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:36,37)

  15. Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. (Proverbs 10:19)

  16. Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. (Proverbs 13:3)

  17. The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Proverbs 12:18)

  18. Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. (Proverbs 29:11)

  19. Do not make friends with the hot-tempered, do not associate with those who are easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. (Proverbs 22:24,25)

  20. Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20)

  21. Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. (Proverbs 20:1)

  22. Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it spar­kles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. (Proverbs 23:29-33)

  23. Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, "Do not break your oath, but fulfil to the Lord the oaths you have made." But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. All you need to say is simply "Yes," or "No"; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (Matthew 5:33-37)

  24. Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear - not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a sim­ple 'Yes' or 'No'. Otherwise you will be condemned. (James 5:12)

  25. Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20)

  26. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7,8)

  27. Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1,2)

  28. When tempted, no-one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. (James 1:13)

  29. The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient snake called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. (Revela­tion 12:9,12)

  30. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, 'I will give you all their authority and splendour; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. (Luke 4:5,6)

  31. We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. (1 John 5:19)

  32. At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' He called a little child, whom he placed among them. And he said: 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes a humble place - becoming like this child - is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.' (Matthew 18:1-4)

  33. People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' (Mark 10:13,14)

  34. To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: "God, I thank you that I am not like other people - robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get." But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, "God, have mercy on me, a sinner." I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.' (Luke 18:9-14)

  35. Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honour. (Proverbs 18:12)

  36. This is what the Lord says: 'Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let those who boast boast about this: that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,' declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23,24)

  37. Do you see people who are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them. (Proverbs 26:12)

  38. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. (Isaiah 5:21)

  39. Indeed, there is no-one on earth who is righteous, no-one who does what is right and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

  40. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. (Romans 12:17-19)

  41. Do not say, 'I'll do to them as they have done to me; I'll pay them back for what they did.' (Proverbs 24:29)

  42. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in someone else's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3,4)

  43. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat your brother or sister with contempt? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. It is written: "As surely as I live," says the Lord, "Every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God." So then, we will all give an account of ourselves to God. (Romans 14:10-12)

  44. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you - who are you to judge your neigh­bour? (James 4:12)

  45. Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7:1,2)

  46. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken to­gether and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:36-38)

  47. For if you forgive others when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:14,15)

  48. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold6 was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before him. "Be patient with me," he begged, "and I will pay back everything." The servant's master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go. But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow-servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. "Pay back what you owe me!" he demanded. His fellow-servant fell to his knees and begged him, "Be patient with me, and I will pay you back." But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master called the servant in. "You wicked servant," he said, "I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as I had on you?" In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive a brother or sister from your heart. (Matthew 18:23-35)

  49. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

  50. Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)

  51. Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours God. (Proverbs 14:31)

  52. Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 17:5)

  53. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. (Psalms 41:1)

  54. Those who are kind to the poor lend to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. (Proverbs 19:17)

  55. Because you know that the Lord will reward each one of you for whatever good you do, whether you are slave or free. (Ephe­sians 6:8)

  56. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16)

  57. No-one should seek their own good, but the good of others. (1 Corinthians 10:24)

  58. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:3,4)

  59. Be careful not to do your "acts of righteousness" in front of others, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. (Matthew 6:1,2)

  60. Then Jesus said to his host, 'When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbours; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a ban­quet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be re­paid at the resurrection of the righteous.' (Luke 14:12-14)

  61. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be chil­dren of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. (Luke 6:32-35)

  62. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of every human being. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. (Ec­clesiastes 12:13,14)

  63. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that everyone may receive what is due to them for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

  64. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13)

  65. His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step. There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide. (Job 34:21,22)

  66. The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)

  67. He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves. (Job 34:11)

  68. Those who dig a hole and scoop it out fall into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads. (Psalms 7:15,16)

  69. The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head. (Obadiah 15)

  70. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to ev­eryone by raising him from the dead. (Acts 17:31)

  71. Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, 'Peace and safety', destruction will come on them suddenly, as labour pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)

  72. But about that day or hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. (Matthew 24:36-39)

  73. If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righ­teousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly. (2 Peter 2:5,6)

  74. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (Matthew 25:13)

  75. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, be­ing understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)

  76. But if the wicked turn away from all the sins they have committed and keep all my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live; they will not die. None of the offences they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

  77. As for mortals, their days are like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. (Psalms 103:15,16)

  78. Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shad­ows, they do not endure. (Job 14:1,2)

  79. I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labour, and this was the reward for all my toil. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 2:10,11)

  80. What good is it for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? (Mark 8:36)

  81. Everyone comes naked from their mother's womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands. (Ecclesiastes 5:15)

  82. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:7,8)

  83. Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendour of their houses increases; for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendour will not descend with them. (Psalms 49:16,17)

  84. Those who love money never have enough; those who love wealth are never satisfied with their income. This too is meaning­less. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

  85. Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (Proverbs 23:4,5)

  86. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. (Luke 12:33)

  87. As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. 'Good teacher,' he asked, 'what must I do to inherit eternal life?' 'Why do you call me good?' Jesus answered. 'No-one is good - except God alone. You know the com­mandments: "You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honour your father and mother."' 'Teacher,' he declared, 'all these I have kept since I was a boy.' Jesus looked at him and loved him. 'One thing you lack,' he said. 'Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.' At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. (Mark 10:17-22)

  88. Then he said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of pos­sessions.' And he told them this parable: The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to him­self, "What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops." Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I'll say to myself, 'You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.'" But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?" 'This is how it will be with those who store up things for themselves but are not rich towards God.' (Luke 12:15-21)

  89. Those who love their life will lose it, while those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:25)

  90. For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgot­ten. (Ecclesiastes 9:5)

  91. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

  92. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a human being. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:21,22)

  93. Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out - those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. (John 5:28,29)

  94. And I have the same hope in God as these people themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. (Acts 24:15)

  95. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. (Isaiah 35:5,6)

  96. They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. (Isaiah 49:10)

  97. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

  98. No-one living in Zion will say, 'I am ill'; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven. (Isaiah 33:24)

  99. Let their flesh be renewed like a child's; let them be restored as in the days of their youth. (Job 33:25)

  100. The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. Infants will play near the hole of the cobra; young children will put their hands into the viper's nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9)



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