(NIV) Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
"Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last;
till safe in glory my anchor is cast;
Through endless ages, ever to be,
Nearer, my Savior, Still nearer to Thee,
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee."
2 Corinthians 8:3-5
(RSV) They gave according to their means, and beyond their means, of their own free will. But first they gave themselves to The Lord.
(NIV) A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
(NET). Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea...
(NIV) ...Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
(NIV). Praise The Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
(NIV). He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.
(NIV) To do what is right and just is more acceptable to The Lord than sacrifice.
(NIV) For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.
(NLT) The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows...
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
(NET) Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself, my lips will praise you.
(MSG) You’re one happy man when you do what’s right, one happy woman when you form the habit of justice.
He who is kind to the poor lends to The Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.
Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says The Lord Almighty.
(NIV) If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.